Ded­i­cated Tracey is a slim­mer ver­sion of for­mer self

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Weigh To Go -

Coat­bridge mum Tracey Lynn faced a bat­tle to com­bat weight is­sues fol­low­ing the birth of her two chil­dren.

But the com­mit­ted slim­mer met the chal­lenge head on and has now reached her tar­get weight by drop­ping over two stones in less than 12 months.

Hard-work­ing Tracey turned to Slim­ming World last April after her blood pres­sure and choles­terol sky­rock­eted.

The 43-year-old told the Ad­ver­tiser: “My jour­ney started just after Easter last year when I’d got to the point were I was fed up feel­ing frumpy.

“None of my clothes were fit­ting me; they were get­ting tighter and tighter and I hated get­ting my pic­ture taken.

“I had pre­vi­ously lost weight for my wed­ding day but then after I had my two chil­dren, I piled it on again.

“My blood pres­sure and choles­terol were very high and I knew I had to change.

“I de­cided to join my lo­cal Slim­ming World group and knew the con­sul­tant Denise [Ray­bould] from school.

“I was re­ally ner­vous about join­ing and go­ing on the scales for that first weigh in, but I’ve never looked back and have lost weight nearly ev­ery week.”

After reach­ing her tar­get weight in Oc­to­ber, not even a phys­i­cal set-back could stop Tracey from main­tain­ing her im­pres­sive stan­dards.

She said: “Two months after hit­ting my tar­get, I suf­fered an an­kle in­jury and couldn’t get out to walk.

“Prior to that, I had been walk­ing around four-to-six miles a day, five days a week, so I was re­ally frus­trated.

“At times I was tempted to go back to my old habits – but I never did.

“Four months later I am still at my tar­get weight, which I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted with.”

Tracey added: “Even though I am still at tar­get, I still go to group as of­ten as I can as it keeps me mo­ti­vated.

“I have met some amaz­ing peo­ple and I couldn’t have done this with­out them, my fam­ily and friends and my con­sul­tant Denise.

“I can­not thank them all enough for help­ing me to trans­form my life.”

Con­sul­tant Denise Ray­bould said: “Tracey is an amaz­ing mem­ber of my group; we have been friends since high school, which makes me feel old!

“She is al­ways will­ing to help other mem­bers, no mat­ter what stage they are at, and I’m so glad she walked through the doors to my group.”

Tar­get ac­quired Tracey has main­tained her slim­line look for four months

Health is­sues Fol­low­ing the birth of her two kids, Tracey’s weight led to her blood pres­sure and choles­terol sky-rock­et­ing

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