Teenager Stephen Thompson has been named Young Slimmer of the Year by a Kettering Slimming World group after he shed 1st 3lbs in five weeks.
The 17-year-old, who attends a Monday morning group at Prospect House in Kettering, was given the prize by group co-ordinator Cristina Willis.
She said: “Life was very different for Stephen just two months ago. He was unhappy and had no self confidence.”
Stephen added: “I was really nervous the first time I went to the group, I was embarrassed and I thought everyone would judge me for being at such a young age. But I couldn’t have been more wrong, everyone was really friendly and welcoming. I settled in quickly and I’ve made lots of friends – of all ages.”
Stephen said he is now on the lookout for new clothes, as his old ones no longer fit.
For more information about the group, contact Cristina Willis on 07730 458147.