Sheffield slimmers shed more than 16 stone

Malcolm Cooper and Nicky Dalton have lost a combined weight of 16 stone
Malcolm Cooper and Nicky Dalton have lost a combined weight of 16 stone
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A sweet factory worker has managed to resist the urge to sample his produce to lose an impressive nine stone.

Malcolm Cooper, aged 27, slimmed from 22st 5lb to 13st 5lb in less than two years – despite working as a factory assistant at Maxons in Sheffield.

Malcolm Cooper from Crookes before he lost nine stone

Malcolm Cooper from Crookes before he lost nine stone

His new figure has also given him a new lease of life – he is due to start a new job at in the laboratory at Faradion, a battery technology company in Sheffield, soon.

Malcolm, of Crookes, said he decided to lose weight after seeing a picture of himself on holiday.

“I had always been big. It never seemed to be a problem until I got really big,” he said.

“I was always conscious of my weight.

Nicky Dalton, a mum of three, has lost seven stone

Nicky Dalton, a mum of three, has lost seven stone

“There was a time at a football match where I couldn’t get through the turnstile, and I ripped my jumper trying to get in.”

Malcolm joined the Weight Watchers programme in August 2012 and since then the weight has dropped off.

He added: “The temptation to eat sweets at the factory was always there, but I decided when I started to never eat them.

“It’s just been down to portion control and writing down everything that I eat.”

Malcolm celebrated his weight loss alongside another super slimmer, Nicky Dalton.

The mum-of-three, of Herries Road, Shirecliffe, shed 7st 2lb.

Nicky, aged 32, said: “I’d still like to lose a little bit more.

“I’ve joined the gym to help me tone up too.”

Both Malcolm and Nicky are members of the Weight Watchers group at The Garrison Hotel in Hillsborough.

Since opening its doors a year ago, members have lost a total of 665 stone.