Brides­maid blues led to loss of over 3 stone

Bray People - - KEEP FIT -

MICHELLE, a montes­sori teacher from New­cas­tle, knew some­thing had to change when it was a strug­gle to find a brides­maid’s dress for her sis­ter’s wed­ding.

‘ The shop as­sis­tant stood there and told me that they did not stock my size,’ the 25-year old said. ‘It was sup­posed to be a fun day out shop­ping with my sis­ters and in­stead, I left hu­mil­i­ated. After three days of trawl­ing the shops, I ended up wear­ing a size 18-20 dress.’

After hear­ing about Slim­ming World, Michelle de­cided to give it a try. She was not ex­pect­ing much, hav­ing tried a num­ber of fad di­ets be­fore, all of which yielded only short­term suc­cess.

In her first three weeks of at­tend­ing the group how­ever, Michelle lost ten­and-half pounds and went on to lose a to­tal of 3 and a half stone!

‘Walk­ing in was the hard­est but I could not be­lieve the warm wel­come I re­ceived,’ she said. ‘It was re­ally in­spir­ing that ev­ery­one was there for the same rea­son I was and I felt com­pletely at ease straight away.’

There was no food short­age in this plan, Michelle found. All her old favourites were still on the menu, like taco fries, chicken curry and chips. It was def­i­nitely a case of eat your­self slim!

Now Michelle is ex­cited to be open­ing her own Slim­ming World group in New­cas­tle, on Jan­uary 6th, in the Parish Hall, Church Lane, New­cas­tle.

Michelle be­fore and after her weight loss with Slim­ming World.

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