David kicks the junk food to lose six stone
THE clothes may no longer fit, but the title does.
David Rayfield, 38, from Kennington, has been named Slimming World Man of the Year after losing six stone.
He joined the Ashford group in January 2006 at which time he weighed an uncomfortable 21st 9.5lbs.
“I was really unhappy with myself,” said the father-of-two.
“I was finding it hard at work and worried about not being able to join in with the boys.
“They were picking up bad habits from me too. When my wife was out we would have a boys’ night and buy the biggest pizza or bucket of chicken we could find.”
Walking the dog, cycling and sticking to the diet have helped him achieve his current weight of 15st 9.5lbs.
“It has changed things phenomenally and I have got so much energy.
“Men are a lot less self-conscious than women and take the jokes people make without worrying, so they end up not doing anything about it.”
David’s wife Carole is also a member of the group and between them they have lost more than 10 stone.
He will now go through to the national Slimming World Man of the Year competition.
The club’s youngest member, Ryan Doorey, 11, from Mersham, has lost half a stone in the eight weeks he has been attending.
His mum, Linda Doorey, said: “He had been struggling with running, the others boys were getting to the ball quicker than him and he was getting a bit down.”
Top slimmer David Rayfield
Ryan Doorey, 11