STRUGGLING with your New Year's resolutions and in need of a boost?

Last year we asked readers to send in their before and after weight loss success pictures to encourage others they can do it too.

And after putting together an incredibly inspirational gallery, we have decided to do the same again this year with our Class of 2018 Super Slimmers.

Click the gallery above to see our super slimmers' pictures and then read below some of the stories behind how they did it in their own words.

There's still time to send in your pictures. Just click on the form below.

Natasha Dearnley's story

So far I have lost 1 stone and 7lbs and I am half way through my target weight loss.

I have joined Slimming World and signed up for Lose Weight Feel Great, the council pay for 12 weeks of Slimming World plus an exercise class if your BMI is over 25. Wish me luck on losing the other half. 

Gavin Crowe's story

The first picture is me at my heavest - 36 and a half stone. 

I've lost up to now 10 and half stone and still going. 

It's given me so much confidence and helped my health in more ways than one.

I lost 7st via my mum and her Slimming World group  and 3.5st joining a Slimming World with Sarah. 

Best decision I've ever made - can't wait to see what I can achieve in 2018.

Jonelle Blakeley's story

I joined slimming world 3 and half years ago up to now I've lost 9 stone, I would like to lose another 2 stone. 

Slimming world has helped me lose weight, given me confidence in myself and also inspiration.

My consultant Kelly Floyd is such an inspiration without her and my family's help I wouldn't have  achieved these results.

Lisa Topping's story

I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease 11 years ago.

At the time of my diagnosis I was painfully thin.

I had always maintained a good weight and an active life as a child and during early adulthood.

In 2006, I became ill whilst at college. I was told to go on a Gluten free diet and that I had CD.

I was told I would gain the weight back I had lost and maybe more but didn't realise it would be 5 stone more!

I felt so ill and tired all the time and very little energy and my weight continued to go up and up.

Even though I was active still but I was overweight and I knew I had to do something.

I was a size 20/22 and even though I was happy, I wasn't happy with my body.

So I set out making better choices and exercising more. I lost about 20lbs and then my weight came to a standstill.

Never done anything like a diet plan before or even the thought of joining my local slimming world group would send my anxiety into overdrive and I felt sick!

The biggest push was when I lost my Dad at the end of 2014.

Early 2015, I joined my local slimming world group and the hardest part was walking through them doors!

I remember, I was greeted with smiles and lots of friendly faces, totally no judgement whatsoever. I did 6 weeks and lost about 11lbs then left.

I guess it was just too soon after losing my father and my head was all over the place.

Later on in 2015, I received a card from a lovely lady called Rachel, wanting me to re-join group and at a new venue. I re-joined and I am still there today helping and supporting people on their journeyss as well as my own.

I have lost 4 stone and hoping to lose a bit more before I get to my new target.

My advice for anyone who wants to lose weight and get fitter, is, just GO FOR IT and NEVER GIVE UP!

Christine Sumner's story

Two years ago my 'New Years Resolution' was to lose weight and to exercise. 

I joined Angela Brown's Slimming World Group at Leigh Miners and transferred to Sarah Freeman's Slimming World Group on 13th February 2016 and joined Wigan Council's Lose Weight Feel Great Programme and started exercising. 

I have maintained my 8 Stone loss for over 15 months, achieved a healthy BMI, more energetic and been exercising/walking. 

I've got my confidence back and applied for another job and was successful, and just had my Induction at Howe Bridge Gym on Sunday 21st January 2018 and happily attending on my own. 

If I can do it, anyone can!  I have inspired my husband and he joined Slimming World April 2017 and has lost just I've 3 Stone. 

My thanks go to Slimming World and Wigan Council Lose Weight Feel Great Programme.