An Ulster woman has gone viral with a series of fun, inspirational video blogs about her weight loss.
Patricia McVeigh has shed a laudable 40 pounds since January - that's the same weight as a 15-foot canoe, she quipped on her Twitter feed.
In an update posted yesterday, the cheerful slimming sensation showed herself with a pair of shorts she had bought last year.
They were a size 24, and she'd only just been able to squeeze into them. But now, after losing almost three stone, they looked enormous as she whisked them away from in front of her slimmed-down frame
"My journey to lose weight and be healthier still continues, but there's nothing wrong with showing results along the way," she tweeted.