Obese woman 'has lost 18 stone'
A chronically obese woman who once had to be cut free from her home when she grew too big to leave it has lost 18 stone, it has been reported.
Georgia Davis, 20, who weighed 56st at her heaviest, has dropped to 37st and 4lb and said she wants to "live and be normal" after her weight nearly killed her, she told The Sun.
Miss Davis, who was dubbed "Britain's fattest teen", had to be lifted out of her home in Aberdare, south Wales, in a hoist and taken to hospital last year.
Her weight took another dangerous turn in April when she contracted pneumonia and she spent a week in intensive care as doctors battled to keep her alive, the newspaper said.
"(The doctors) told me my organs were failing and I was lucky to be alive.
"I was scared but also shocked. I never expected it to happen to me, even though I'd put on more weight."
Miss Davis, who is at her lowest weight in four years, is now studying for a qualification in nutrition in a bid to help stick to a new healthy diet and has started to fulfill her ambition of writing a novel.
"I used to comfort eat a lot by now I'm focused again because I just want to live and be normal, " she said.
"I'll see where it takes me. I really like where I am at the minute. I know I'm lucky to be alive and now I just want to feel happy with who I am."
Miss Davis became a minor celebrity when she took part in an American bootcamp series and slimmed down to a healthier weight and more manageable size. But neighbours claimed that her disappearance from view coincided with a new bout of weight gain around three years ago.