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West Lothian man who lost half of his 28 stone weight says he has a 'new lease of life'

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A West Lothian man who lost an incredible 14 stone says he has a new lease of life after seeing his cholesterol and blood pressure drop and his diabetes reversed.Craig Anderson says he feels like a different man after losing half of his body weight having weighed in at 28 stone.He said was unhappy with his weight and his health and finally decided to do something about it by joining wife Wendy at Slimming World.He admitted to being nervous to attend the group at first but has since proved the slimming club’s approach works for men as well as women.He said: “Deep down I’d been unhappy with my weight for some time but it took me a long time to face up to it.“And then when I did admit to myself that I wanted to lose weight I still didn’t want to ask for help.“I’ve realised now though that far from being weak, admitting that you need help takes strength of character and getting support to identify where I’m going wrong and to make changes has given me a sense of confidence that is benefitting every aspect of my life.“It was nerve-wracking walking through those doors for the first time but I wasn’t the only man there and everyone was warm and welcoming because we’re all at the group for the same reason – to lose weight and feel good.“It’s listening to others and talking about my own motivations and challenges that has, week by week, helped me to understand myself as a slimmer better and learn to plan, so I can make changes that I’m confident I can keep up for life.”Since starting on his journey in 2018, Craig has been named Man of the Year, Mr Sleek, The Greatest Loser and won Couple of the Year with Wendy.Dropping 50 per cent of his body weight has made him feel fitter and healthier while giving him more energy.The weight

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