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This magnificent man…

…and his flying esteem! The last time Richard Woodall stood on this airfield, he was told he was too heavy for his friend’s pla. Now, he’s 8st lighter – and life’s taken off in a new direction

Petrolhead and proud

I’ve always loved everything to do with engines: cars, planes, anything mechanical makes me happy! My idea of taking a good book to bed is to tuck myself up with a Haynes Manual. I even service our family cars myself, so I know the job’s been done properly.

RICHARD WEARS: Jumper and trousers, both Marks & Spencer. Shirt, Austin Reed. Shoes, Dune


Richard Woodall, 55, is a Slimming World Consultant. He lives in Newbury, Berkshire, with his wife Jackie. They have four children, Emily, 25, Alex, 22, and twins Charlotte and Sophie, 20

Height: 6ft 3ins

Starting weight: 22st 7½lbs

Weight now: 14st 7½lbs

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Get ready for a slim and confident sunshine season with the July issue of Slimming World magazine – everything you need to feel good inside and out Meet six real-life slimmers who prove you can find your happy weight whatever your age: from bride-to-be Tori, getting married in a size 10 dress, to mother-of-the-bride Louise, slim and fit at 50+; from mum-of-four Tracey, seven sizes smaller, to dad of four Richard, enjoying his sixth decade after losing 8st – you’ll find a story to inspire you here. When it comes to kick-starting your own slimdown, our super-satisfying seven-day eating plan will get you off to a great start. Also on the menu: perfect pasta for any occasion; simple dishes made special; a healthy (and delicious!) lamb rogan josh, and pretty-as-a-picture puds – 48 recipes, all carefully created to help speed you to your target weight. Accepting and respecting your body as it is now can have big pay-offs for your slimming campaign, too: check out our total confidence masterclass; invest in your future health in 17 easy ways; discover how to exercise your fitness rights (even if you’ve always thought getting active wasn’t for you) and shop ‘til you drop 7lbs with our expert style advice. Happy summer slimming!