SUPER slimmer Pauline Muir has put her money where her mouth is in her bid to become a streamline bride.
Like every wife-to-be Pauline is dieting like crazy to shed a few pounds before her big day.
But she has more motivation than most after splashing out nearly £1,000 on a wedding dress six sizes smaller than she was when she began losing weight.
Pauline, of Greenfield Road, Bollington, is determined to walk down the aisle with fiance John Burnham in the sleek size 12 dress.
It would be no mean feat for the IT worker with Barclays who in January was a size 24, weighting in at an unhappy 17 stone.
With her big day just six months away she has still to shed another 28 pounds to get down to her target weight of just 11-and-a-half stone.
Pauline, who began slimming in January, said: "I was a large person at 17 stone, and I felt utterly miserable.
"I didn't feel attractive and I hated shopping for clothes."
But, only a month after joining Slimming World, she had lost a stone and four pounds - and her fiance John popped the question on Valentine's Day.
"It came as a complete surprise. I was convinced that nobody would find me attractive enough to want to marry me," she said.
Pauline has now lost more than four stone - and is confident that she will be even lighter before her wedding in April.
This week, with Pauline still not quite able to make it into her real dress, the Macclesfield Express arranged for her to visit the Wedding Shop in Alderley Edge to get an idea of how she might look when the couple tie the know in April.
She said: "I still have some weight to lose, but with four months to do it, it will be no problem."
Fiance John, 27, who also works as an IT consultant, said: "I am delighted with her new found success and confidence. I always knew she could do it - not that it makes any difference, she has always looked good to me!"
Pauline now plans to pass on the secrets of her success as a consultant with Slimming World.
She said: "I want to help as many people as I can to achieve the same goals.
"For those who are thinking about slimming, I would tell them that they have nothing to lose - except their weight."