A 33st super-slimmer loses a staggering 17 stone
A man has lost half of his body weight inside just one year.
Craig Moody weighed 33st when he was taken to hospital with severe health issues.
His diet consisted of a staggering 8,000 calories every day while drinking 30 alcoholic drinks every weekend for six years and binge eating on takeaways.
The self-proclaimed "human dust-bin" told The Sun: "I would go out every Friday and Saturday night and would easily drink eight pints and eight alcopops both nights.
"I probably drank 30 drinks every weekend for about six years. I had no idea what it was doing to my body. It was just the thing to do with my mates.
"I just dismissed my weight and never came to terms with how fat I was getting.
"I was getting no exercise and was completely sedentary.
"I stayed at home in the evenings and getting about day to day was a struggle.
"My mum and dad told me they were concerned about my weight but I foolishly ignored them.
"A close friend said to me when I was 40 that if I carry on I wouldn't see 45.
"He cared about me and was giving me a proper warning but I took no notice at all.
"The nurse told me I was really big, massively obese.
"He said in his experience of working there he remembers two guys similar to me had actually died. He said I was as big as they were.
"When a nurse says that to you it really hits home.
"I made a conscious decision straight away. The penny dropped that I had to lose weight.
"I thought to myself that I can't go on like I am. It really scared me.
"When I was still in hospital I ordered a salad and fruit off the menu. I was determined to make a start right away.
"The difference it has had on my life is amazing. I am so much more confident now.
"I feel like I am floating and people have been giving me so many positive comments.
"I feel like a new person. I have got a completely new wardrobe and it's second nature for me to be active.
"I want to live my life to the full and I am proud of my myself.
"I want to give myself a pat on the back because I did something about it."