A man from Seascale has a double reason to be grateful for joining a slimming class.
Jonathon Manford has lost seven stone in the last 18 months and is now engaged to Kelly Anderson - the consultant who runs the group.
At his heaviest Jonathon weighed 26 stone. So 18 months ago he realised he had to take action and slim down.
What then made the difference was going to a slimming class and learning about living a healthy lifestyle. He was reluctant to go at first but says he's glad he decided to take the plunge.
Jonathon, who works at Sellafield and Kelly, a Slimming World consultant, are getting married at Muncaster Castle in July.
In all ways, deciding to lose weight has made a huge difference to his life.
Jonathon isn't finished with slimming yet. He plans to lose up to another five stone before the wedding.