Dedicated Tracey is a slimmer version of former self
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