As we're coming out of lockdown, many of us are looking for ways to get fitter and shed some of pounds.
Whilst staying indoors and working from home, it was easy to grab yummy snacks from the fridge and order pizza and Indian takeaways, as there were no other options to eating out.
Plus, gyms, leisure centres and weight loss groups have been closed and a lot of classes and groups have been moved online, also adding to the difficulties of losing weight.
But despite this, some determined weight loss superstars have utilised their spare time to learn new recipes and cook from scratch, take up a new hobby or start exercising outdoors.
Some have even joined up to an online weight loss group for the first time.
So if you need some motivation, have a look at some of the incredible transformations below.
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A mother of five from Plymouth has shed a whopping six and a half stone, which has had a drastic effect on her mental health.
Just over a year ago, Jemma Jones was a "complete recluse" and tried to "hide" herself under baggy clothing, making every effort to avoid being seen by friends or family.
The 32-year-old said that she struggled with suicidal feelings as she was not happy with how she looked or felt about herself.
In January 2019, Jemma decided to start her health journey and joined Slimming World, in order to help her pass on healthy habits to her children.
She said: "I have five children and having them makes me all the more determined to succeed, along with teaching them nutritional values so they hopefully wont suffer with obesity."
Before joining the weight loss group, Jemma would gorge on take-aways and junk food and did not partake in any exercise, but now she sticks to plan and eats in moderation, but is not restricted to the food choices she makes.
She said: "If I can do it, anyone can. If you can dream it, you can do it.
"Its not just a diet, its a lifestyle and for me its a matter of self care.
"I eat everything in moderation. I dont do work outs as such but I am more able to walk a good distance and move around more freely."
Jemma attends Lauren Fidler's group every week in Mount Gould, and said that being around others who are on similar journeys as her keeps her motivated and inspired.
She said: "The best thing is hearing other people's success stories and believing in myself through the inspiration of others.
"I feel like I can achieve a goal that I set out and am slowly gaining more confidence and self belief."
Jemma has now overcome depression and credits it to her weight loss.
She added: "I've turned my life completely around, with a lot of determination I can honestly say I'm the happiest I've ever been.
"A year ago I was a complete recluse and tried to hide myself under baggy clothes hoping not to be seen, now I can wear a figure hugging dress and feel fabulous.
"I'm no longer the suicidal recluse i once was, I'm confident and happy.
"Group really does keep me going each week and offers me a lifeline during the lockdown."
A Plymouth teaching assistant has reached her goal weight during lockdown, despite obstacles in her way.
Tamsin Fleming has been at home on maternity leave with her two young children and was concerned about having "access to food all day long", but has found ways to keep herself on track.
The 30-year-old has been working her way through a vegetarian Slimming World recipe book, which not only keeps her busy, but has introduced tasty meals to her family.
Tamsin was pregnant for the majority of her Slimming World journey and has lost almost two stone.
She said: "I am astounded by how much Slimming World has helped me overcome my food obstacles and help me achieve what I set out to do.
"I was pregnant most of my Slimming World journey and this proved a lot better than I thought.
I gained 11.5lb in 9 months and lost 11lb my first week back!
"If I hadn't have stayed with the group, I would have gained a huge amount more and felt awful.
"Staying on plan, weighing in each week and pre-planning meals meant that I could still be in control of my eating whilst juggling what life had in store."
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The mum-of-two said she consulted her midwife to check that she was allowed to continue sticking to her plan.
She said: "My midwife was happy for me to keep on plan as I wasn't losing weight rapidly and I was keeping healthy.
"Since having our daughter, I have tried to stick to healthy food and pre-plan weekly meals to help me keep on track.
"I have also joined the virtual SW group, allowing me to chat regularly with other members and my supportive consultant Tracy."
Tamsin admits it "hasn't been easy", but she has been "picked back up" by members on the virtual classes when she needs a boost.
She said: "They have helped me keep positive through the lockdown and pick myself back up when I have a gain. It hasn't been easy, especially through the lockdown and having two little children, but their support has been essential.
"Though there have been ups and downs, I still feel it was the best thing to do and couldn't be happier with my overall weight loss. It has also made me feel better since giving birth.
"I haven't had to try and lose a huge amount of weight whilst managing with a newborn, it would have added to the stress been detrimental to me. The number on the scales is smaller than it was, but also those non-scale victories have been important to me.
"I am able to walk more, have had to buy smaller jeans, can fit in dresses I haven't worn in years. Sometimes the visual things help you get yourself back on track too."
Tamsin now makes time to batch cook healthy food, instead of grabbing convenience snacks, which has also helped keep the weight off.
She said: "Before I started Slimming World, it was very easy to reach for snacks and convenience foods for dinners, but now I make the time around the children, to batch cook healthy food so we always have something to take out of the freezer.
"Always having fruit and vegetables to hand too has been helpful. I try and walk to work whenever I can, but since being on maternity and in lockdown, daily walks to feed the ducks with our daughters is as much as we can do!
"I would advise anyone to join Slimming World if they want to truly lose weight and maintain it. I am still shocked to see how my weight has dropped over the last year, and with being pregnant!
"It shows me that it really works and it was a worthwhile decision."
A retired Plymouth servicewoman has lost an incredible 2st 4.5lbs during lockdown, whilst self-isolating in South Wales with her father.
Nicola Thomas-Botwood moved to Wales to be with her father to care for him during the peak of the pandemic, which added extra difficulties to her weight loss.
But she set herself a target and smashed it, taking daily walks in the welsh mountains.
The 48-year-old even landed herself the gold body magic award and found the support from her friends and fellow members at Slimming World virtually, helped her reach her goal, even though she was in a different country.
She has even started running, which she found difficult in the beginning.
"Losing weight in lockdown was about thankfully having three things," she said.
"A daily routine, access to a local fruit and vegetable shop and living in a rural area with great walks, right from my doorstep.
"Staying on target meant giving myself new challenges such as body magic and then successfully starting to run distance, which I had never done in my life."
Nicola has now moved back home with her husband, which meant further challenges.
"Coming out of lockdown after I had reached my final target and moving back to live with my husband was challenging," she said.
"I had to adapt my routine, try to relax eating to not lose more weight and find new fitness challenges."
Nicola said she feels more positive about her health for the first time in years.
She said: "The best thing about my weight loss is the positive effect it has had on my health and stamina.
"After injury and illness leading to medical retirement, it is amazing ten years later to be this way.
"Thanks to Slimming World and all the support of my amazing group and husband, I have a real positive attitude to food and my shape."
A Plymouth mum feels better than ever after losing weight, which was prompted by an "idiot" who told her he did not date "fatties".
Karen Mayhew said she was aware that she had gained some weight, but she was given a "kick up the bum" after a man asked her what she weighed.
The 43-year-old instantly knew the man was an "idiot", but found that the comments gave her the motivation she needed to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Now Karen, a mother-of-one, has lost a whopping 1st 9lbs and is well on her way to achieving her goal of 10st.
"I knew Id put on weight, but when a man told me he didnt date fatties after asking my weight, it gave me a kick up the bum," she said.
"I know he was a completely idiot but strangely it helped."
Karen then decided that she wanted to "lose weight, feel healthier and gain confidence", so took to Plymouth Gossip Girls to ask the best advice and tried-and-tested methods to shed some pounds.
Many people suggested joining Slimming World and dozens of people recommended Samantha Ball's group, who runs the Honicknowle meetings.
"I'm very happy now", she said.
"I'm determined and confident.
"I can now fit into some of my favourite clothes that I couldn't previously.
"I'm a clothes size smaller and I can now exercise for 30-40 minutes easily."
Karen said her heaviest weight, which is what she weighed when she first stepped foot into Samantha's group, was 12st 13lb.
She now weighs 11st 4lb and has hopes to reach a 10st target.
"I still have treats but now I understand how bad some can be, I find myself choosing better options," she said.
Before Karen's diet consisted of sweets, chocolate, paninis, lots of bread, takeaways, crisps, cheese, wine as well as Malibu and full-fat coke.
Now, Karen has switched her diet to include more fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, eggs pasta and sugar free drinks.
Her 12-year-old son also eats the same meals as her and it has helped introduce healthier eating habits.
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Shaun Sandell said he felt "ashamed and embarrassed" of how he looked after struggling with his weight for the last 13 years when he went to university.
At the beginning of the lockdown, the 32-year-old weighed 19st 10lbs and had a BMI of 37.8 and after seeing "countless news articles about how excess weight can lead to complications in the event of contracting coronavirus", he knew it was time to improve his health.
"I have a young family, a one-year-old and a four-year-old," he said.
"I became increasingly concerned about the impact that it may have on all of our lives.
"I was ashamed and embarrassed, but always put on a brave face and a bucket load of bravado. But in all honesty I was always very conscious of my size."
Shaun, from Southway, said he also enjoys holidaying with his family in Florida and did not want to worry about weight restrictions.
He said: "We love to holiday in Florida, and there are some rides where restraints can sometimes feel a little 'close'.
"I want to continue enjoying these."
When deciding to lose weight, Shaun called on his wife who has a degree in nutrition.
He said: "I made the decision to finally do something about my weight, but chose not to go down the Weight Watchers, Slimming World route and went solo.
"Well, my wife has a degree in nutrition, so she gave me some vital pointers. In a time where much of our liberties and privileges became much more restrictive, I made the decision to become much more active.
"I set myself a challenge of walking every day. I would walk seven to eight miles, pushing my youngest in the pushchair. I also started running, trying to hit 5 miles on a daily basis.
"Surprisingly, I found it remarkably easy and I completely changed my diet."
Shaun said he completely cut out chips and potatoes which he was eating with every meal and limited his bread intake to one or two slices maximum per week.
"The running and walking soon got easier and all of a sudden clothes started to become too big," he said.
"Now we find ourselves 13 weeks on from the start of lockdown and I now weigh 15st 9lbs, having hit 4 stone in weight loss in just 13 weeks."