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Suffolk man shed 8st with Weight Watchers after cancer scare

PUBLISHED: 12:39 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:39 22 June 2018

Marion and Brian now

Marion and Brian now

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Brian Alexander is celebrating after hitting his goal weight of 12st 2lbs a year after attending his first ever Weight Watchers meeting in Wenhaston.

Marion and Brian before the weightloss. Picture: WEIGHTWATCHERSMarion and Brian before the weightloss. Picture: WEIGHTWATCHERS

The former heavy weight tipped the scales at 20st but a cancer scare made him re-evaluate his lifestyle choices.

He shed four stone after switching to Weight Watcher recipes prepared by his wife Marion, and was then spurred on to join the slimming group himself.

He said: “I had been overweight for years and after a cancer scare I started to eat the same foods as Marion. As recipe cards and books were brought home, I began cooking some of our meals.

“After I had lost four stone I decided to join Weight Watchers online and was encouraged by Marion to go to a meeting. So in May 2017, I attended my first meeting.”

Before the weightloss shot of Marion and Brian. Picture: WEIGHTWATCHERSBefore the weightloss shot of Marion and Brian. Picture: WEIGHTWATCHERS

Celebrating his dramatic weight loss, Brian said: “I have just got to my goal weight of 12st 2lbs and have never felt so healthy, having lost over eight stone.”

Brian also exercises every day, either going for long walks outside or using his treadmill at home when the weather is bad.

Wife Marion is also celebrating, she has lost over three stone since they embarked on their healthy living plan.

She said: “I am in control of my life and my eating habits with the help of Weight Watchers smart points and flex, I feel so energetic now. My coach Louise is wonderful and has helped me so much.”

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