James Argent continued to show off his slimmed-down figure as he hit the beach near the Marbella Club hotel on Friday.
Former TOWIE star, 33, passed away The life-saving gastric sleeve surgery ranks 9.5th since the operation earlier this year and.
James, who has been open about his confidence battle without shirt over the years, looked like a different man as he beamed for the camera while relaxing in bed in the sun.
Impressive: James Argent continued to proudly show off his 9.5th weight loss on Instagram on Friday
Confident, the former TOWIE star was clearly making the most of her getaway as she paraded her trim figure out to sea, standing up to her waist.
Covered by a pier, Arg wore bright swim shorts, visible from the snaps he shared with his more than 800,000 followers.
After weighing in at 27 stones, doctors ordered James to ‘lose the weight or die’.
Holidaying: The 33-year-old shows off her slimmed-down figure while taking a dip in the water by the Marbella Club Hotel
Making a splash: Covered by a pier, Arg wore bright swim shorts, visible from a snap he shared with his more than 800,000 followers
James wrote on Instagram earlier this year: ‘Back to solid foods. I am pleased with the results, 5 1/2 Stone Weight Loss so far! Thanks to team @wearetransform who are guiding me on how to add solids back in my diet.
‘I’m aiming to stick to nutrient-packed foods as part of a balanced diet to help me reach my weight loss goals.’
In June, the reality star appeared at Steph’s Packed Lunch where she talked about her weight loss journey.
Making a Change: Doctors Ordered James to ‘Lose Weight or Die’ After Weighing 27 Stones [pictured right 2019]
The television personality is working hard to lose weight by ramping up her fitness and training for two charity swims.
He explained: ‘It looked awful, I was always extremely uncomfortable, I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror.
‘It felt depressing and it just wasn’t me. Now I feel like myself again and I am excited about what the future brings.
The reality star continued: ‘It was scary to be 27 stoned… it was serious, the doctors were telling me how dangerous it was… I knew it was something I had to address very quickly.’
He rose to 27th place during the lockdown and previously said he wanted to lose 10th overall but now he wants to lose 15th, more than half of his previous body weight.
Hard work: James rose to 27th during lockdown and previously said he wanted to lose 10th overall, but now wants to lose 15th, which is more than half of his previous body weight
James reportedly expects to ‘lose at least one stone every month between now and 2022’ and enlisted the help of close friend and fitness fanatic Mark Wright.
Mark, 34, has told James that “he can join him at the gym whenever he wants”.
a source told Sun: ‘It is a lot but he is determined to do it because he is feeling very healthy after his operation. He is getting a lot of support from Mark.
The newspaper said that James has thrown away all of his size XXL clothing to keep himself motivated on his weight loss journey.
A friend told the newspaper: ‘James has never felt better in his life and the weight has dropped faster than he expected. This made him realize that he could lose even more weight, so he plans to just go for it.
‘The only downside is that she has to buy a whole new wardrobe. But he’s putting off items he no longer wears or that sinks him, so he’s not tempted to pile back on the pounds. James is making a change for life.’
The reality star’s next ambition is to swim the English Channel and also hopes to run a marathon.
Working out: James enlisted the help of close friend and fitness fanatic Mark Wright, and the pair took part in online workouts together.