Fat boy slim - thanks to mum
View gallery TWO years ago teenager Matthew Connelly weighed more than 21 stone. But it was only when his mother lost weight that he was inspired to shed nearly half his bodyweight.
Standing at 6ft 2in Matthew, now 20, was an out-of-breath asthmatic who sweated and wheezed when walking.
Matthew, from Whitefield, scoffed fish and chips, pizza, foot-long meatball baguettes and his favourite Poppets sweets by the packetload.
The claims handler wore XXL clothes and had a 42in waist.
Having tried unsuccessfully to diet several times he was inspired by his mother, Wendy, who went on a diet and... read more
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