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Carole Wright, a 54-year-old U.K. mother of one lost nearly 300 pounds on her way to winning Slimming World’s Woman of the Year. After not leaving her house but four times over a nine-month stretch and receiving the news from her doctor that she would be dead in two years if she didn’t lose weight she started her weight loss journey by joining a local Slimming World group. The pictures of her astonishing transformation from “Big Carole” to Slimming champion will amaze you.