A GREENOCK nurse who lost a massive 10 stones in weight is set to celebrate her success - by trekking the Great Wall of China.

Anita Lundie tipped the scales at 25 stones and was warned by her doctor she was at risk of heart disease.

The determined 39-year-old - who has been hailed an inspiration by her weight loss consultant - decided to fight the flab and get fit to avoid problems in later life.

Now, 15 months on, she is down to 14st 8lbs, but still aims to lose another four stones.

Anita is delighted by her new look - and is enjoying her healthier lifestyle.

She said: "I was morbidly obese. I didn't have any energy.

"I went on holiday to Aberfoyle in 2009 and couldn't even join my friends for walks. That was the turning point.

"I could hardly walk a few paces, but I've lost weight through eating sensibly and exercising.

"I'm a more positive person - I play badminton, go swimming and walk more than seven miles, three times a week.

"I'm also training in a gym to prepare for the trek. I'm really excited about it. I could never have done it if I hadn't lost weight." Anita, who admits she ate too much junk food and didn't exercise, joined Weighwatchers to help her hit her target.

Susan Hoy, who runs the class, said: "She is an inspiration to everyone. I've never known anyone to lose so much weight so quickly. She now helps to encourage other people who want to lose weight." Anita will celebrate her 40th birthday when she walks the 60-mile Great Wall in May to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society - a cause that is dear to her heart. She is a team leader looking after dementia patients at Greenock's Kincaid House.

Now, she needs to raise a minimum of £3,000 for the trip to China.

Her campaign is already off to a flying start with a cheque for £500 from Meallmore Ltd, who run Kincaid House, and £217 from her friends at the Weightwatchers class in Greenock's Pirrie Hall.

Kincaid House manager, Andrea Wyllie, said: "The company were so impressed with what Anita has done that they wanted to contribute to her trip." Anyone who would like to help Anita's fundraising drive can pop their contribution in a sealed envelope marked Anita Lundie and deliver it to Kincaid House, the New Dawn Bookshop in Jamaica Street or, on a Thursday only, to Weightwatchers at Pirrie Hall, next to the Old West Kirk on the Esplanade.

Donations can also be made through the internet at www.justgiving.com/anitalundie