A north-east woman has reached the semi-finals of a national slimming competition.
Julie Farquhar, from Oldmeldrum, was one of the women to reach the semi-finals of Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2018 competition after she lost 10st 4.5lb.
She was one of 44 to make it to that stage.
The 41-year-old said: “Before I found Slimming World, everything just felt like such a struggle.
“Simple tasks would become massive chores because I’d get out of breath so easily, and having so much weight to lose just felt like such a struggle.”
As a well done for getting so far and losing so much weight, she met Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, who congratulated her on her achievement.
He said: “She’s done amazingly well to change her life around like she has.
“She seems so full of confidence now and that’s really great to see.”