From Depression To Jubilation One Mum's Battle Of The Bulge

Putney mum sets up her own group to help others

I had been overweight for more than 30 years, and after I got married and had two children, the problem escalated. By the age of 52, with my children almost grown-up and my husband working long hours and often away, my self-confidence was at an all-time low and depression set in.

Then, after taking a holiday on my own and a lot of soul-searching, I decided to take the matter in hand. Along with a friend for support and who also wanted to lose weight, I joined my local Slimming World group.

From the very first moment I walked in, my consultant made me feel totally at ease. The Food Optimising plan was explained and I was absolutely amazed at how easy it was and just couldn’t believe how much food I could eat, including all of my favourites! The group were really warm and welcoming and I realised that I wasn’t alone in being overweight and that by staying to group every week I would get the support of my consultant and other members of the group. I was about to get my life back on track…

Before...... August 2010 After ....... August 2011

I went home and studied my new member’s pack which was full of the information I needed to get started on the plan, the results were amazing – I lost 7lbs in my first week! The encouragement and support that I got from my group gave me the incentive I needed to carry on.

After just over a year, I have lost an incredible 10 ½ stone and Slimming World has become such a big part of my life that I have become a consultant myself!

January 6, 2012