Super-slimmer from Tamworth loses 19 stone in 18 months

The picture that made Alan Oates realise how big he was getting Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

A super-slimmer from Tamworth has lost 19 stone in just 18 months.

Alan Oates weighed 33 stone 7lbs, had a 68-inch waist and needed oxygen 15 hours a day.

Alan, aged 55, started piling on weight after leaving the army in 1988 and began driving lorries.

He said a picture of him balancing a laptop on his belly made him realise how big he was getting.

Alan now weighs 14 stone 4lbs after joining Slimming World in January 2012.