SUPER slimmer Maxine Ford has set herself a new weight loss challenge for the New Year.

Last year she shed more than nine stones in nine months with the Slimming World group in Consett after weighing in at 28 stones.

She is determined to reach her target of 13 stones during 2013.

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Ms Ford said: “I was in so much pain, my knees and other joints ached permanently. It was a struggle to walk yet alone doing normal everyday things.

“I had to take charge. The lighter I have become the easier it is now to exercise. It really has changed my life.”