Down 27kg and feeling good
Confidence grows as the number on scales falls
OUR love of food and lack of interest in exercise has created an epidemic of obesity around Australia.
Regional areas are finding it most difficult to battle the bulge, with one in three people falling into the category of being obese.
For one local lady the turning point was seeing a photo of herself at the Apple Tree Creek Memorial Hall.
Cathy Collier said she was horrified when Apple Tree Creek Hall volunteer Sharon Gander showed her the picture of herself.
“I almost died when I looked at myself, it was awful,” the 67-year-old said.
She knew then and there needed to do something about it.
“I never weighed myself, (but) at my heaviest I was about 115kg.
“I signed up with Weight Watchers and I never looked back.”
Before joining Weight Watchers she struggled to walk 20m.
As the weight came off her confidence grew, along with her health and fitness.
“I had a long list of health issues and now I am a new person,” she said.
As a reminder of how far she has come she keeps a memento of her former self in her purse.
The frayed photo shows her sitting on the bench at the memorial hall.
A shadow of her former self, she is looking and feeling 15 years younger and glows with confidence.
Cathy Collier I almost died when I looked at myself, it was awful.
TRIMMED DOWN: Cathy Collier has lost 27kg to date and couldn't be any happier.