An Exeter woman has been named as one of the slimmers of the year.
Nurse Charmaine White, 52, lost 8st 7lb after three decades of failed dieting and picked up the Over 50s Slimmer of the Year award at the Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Magazine annual awards.
Ms White, who used to weigh 19st and wear a size 24/26, said: "Before I lost weight, I was self-conscious about giving advice to my patients and wasn't a very good role model."
She now wears a size 12/14 and weighs 10st 7lb, which has improved her health.
Mrs Conley, who presented the winners with their awards and £1,000 each at the London Marriott County Hall Hotel, said: "This year we have received an enormous number of applications for our annual Slimmers of the Year event. I am delighted to reward these amazing 12 slimmers, who between them have lost an astounding 102st."