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‘Summer holds no fears for me now’

Top, shorts and watch, all Ted Baker. Hat, Barbour. Sunglasses, H&M


Darren Spencer, 25, is a nurse and lives in Chelmsford, Essex

Height: 6ft 2ins

Starting weight: 21st 2lbs

Weight now: 13st 5lbs

WEIGHT LOST: 7st 11lbs

Darren is a member of Samantha Chambers’ Slimming World group in Chelmsford and Great Baddow, Essex

October 2015 20st

I was sitting at the kitchen table chatting with my mates, when the subject turned to something that sent a shiver down my spine – holidays. ‘We should all go to Spain next summer,’ said one of the lads. ‘Get a bit of sunshine… It’ll be a laugh!’ ‘Great, sounds like fun,’ I replied. But my enthusiastic smile was entirely fake. Really, I was picturing myself by some pool in 30-degree heat, doing my best to cover up my belly while surrounded by happy, laughing people in swimming trunks or bikinis. Some fun that would be.

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August/September’s Slimming World magazine is a real taste of summer sunshine! Kickstart your holiday slimdown with our easy weekday eating plan; share the success secrets of five amazing slimmers who between them have lost more than 30st; and brighten up your barbecue with our low-Syn recipes from around the world. Discover how to identify your craving culprits, survive the school holidays and get fit on foot. Plus beachwear you’ll actually want to wear! Download your issue now for a summer of slimming success.

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