Joanne loses an incredible 6 stone and is crowned Lea Club Woman of the Year!
I joined Slimming World on 9th January 2018, weighing at my heaviest weight 19st 5.5lbs… I was miserable with myself and life.
Before I joined I had no idea how heavy I was because I was too embarrassed to step on the scales, I had tried all types of diets, and although I lost weight it was hard to maintain and the weight just came back.
I decided my ‘New Years Resolution’ would be to lose weight and when a Slimming World leaflet came through the door, l knew that’s where I was going to succeed.
The free joining free voucher that was advertised in a magazine was all the incentive I needed to join.
I wasn’t convinced that it would work for me, due to a chronic back condition I’m unable to exercise which in the past has slowed my weight loss down and the prescribed medication wasn’t working because of how heavy I was.
At my first Slimming World weigh in I lost 7lbs and I was ecstatic and I’ve never looked back since…
I have completely changed the way I think about food, This hasn’t been a “quick fix” it is definitely a lifestyle change for me, making healthy swaps and carful choices, I still have weeks when I struggle to stay food focussed, as I enjoy my life and going out socialising, but I’m balancing losing weight whilst living my life and that is what Slimming World teaches you.
I feel as though I have a Slimming World family now, our group are so supportive of each other, I stay to group meetings every week as this is where I get the help and support I need.
My motivator has been my family history of heart disease, I go for checkups annually, including cholesterol blood tests, I’m so happy to be able to say now I’ve lost weight my cholesterol is significantly lower and I have managed to reduce the medication I’m on for my back disorder.
I’m aiming to be at my personal achievement target by Christmas, With a sustained loss of 2lb a week, I will succeed!
When I began my journey I was wearing a size 24-26 clothes, I now wear a size 14!
The most important thing that I’ve learned is that if I fail to plan, I plan to fail, it’s all in the meal planning.
Even when I reach my target, I’ll still plan my food and come to group each week because it’s the support you received that has keeps you going.
I never want to go back to how life was before Slimming World, I am now over 6 Stone lighter and looking forward to getting to target!
When I look back on photos of myself in dark clothes that I thought at the time hid how big I was,when in reality they didn’t, I remember that feeling of just wanting to hide away from the world, I used to dread being invited out going to family functions, and I now I’m slimmer aiming for target by Christmas, I’m happier and healthier and looking forward to an amazing future thanks to Slimming World
Call Lou on 07961496564 for more details on how to join