Tamworth woman wins 'Slimmer of the Year' award

A care home assistant from Tamworth has won an award for losing weight.

Melissa Bridges won the Rosemary Conley Young Slimmer of the Year after losing 11st 3lb and enduring years of taunts.

Tamworth woman wins 'Slimmer of the Year'

A woman from Tamworth has won a 'Slimmer of the Year' award after losing 11 stone in 11 months.

Melissa before she lost 11st in weight Credit: ITV News Central

Having spent most of her life overweight it was health problems that forced Melissa Bridges to change her lifestyle and lose weight.

Melissa can now fit into one leg of her old trousers Credit: ITV News Central

Her 21st birthday was spent waiting for an MRI scan after a suspected stroke, but doctors now say she is healthy.

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