Diamond slimmer’s weight loss is forever
OPENSHAW SLIMMER JUDY SCREEN IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AT HER TARGET WEIGHT...
A SUPER slimmer from Openshaw is celebrating her Diamond Target Award after setting a sparkling example and keeping her weight off for a decade.
Judy Screen joined her Slimming World group in July 2007 and lost two stone in seven months. Even more impressively, she has kept the weight off ever since.
Judy decided to join Slimming World as she had put on weight after stopping smoking, and trying to lose weight on her own hadn’t worked. Judy said: “When I first came to the group I found it hard to believe I’d ever reach my target weight because I’d tried so many diets before and they’d never worked for me.
“Of course what I really had to learn is that quick-fix diets don’t work. I needed to completely change my lifestyle and that’s exactly what Slimming World has taught me to do. Plus, I’ve received so much support from my wonderful Slimming World group.
“Sharing tips and ideas has definitely helped me maintain my weight loss. Each week in group I pick up new ideas and recipes – even now after 10 years at target! My life is completely unrecognisable now and I’m happier, healthier and fitter than ever and love walking.” Judy began following Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan, which encourages slimmers to fill up on healthy, satisfying foods like fruit and vegetables, pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish so they lose weight without going hungry or feeling deprived. Judy said: “I still eat the same way today and I’ve passed lots of healthy habits on to my family and friends too.” Since reaching her target weight in March 2008 Judy has continued to attend the St Annes, Higher Openshaw Slimming World group and believes without their constant support she would have struggled to keep the weight off. Slimming World members who achieve their target, which they set themselves, can continue to attend their local group every week for free as long as they stay within three pounds either side of their target weight. Currently around 10 per cent of
When I first came to the group I found it hard to believe I’d ever reach my target weight
Judy Screen Slimming World’s members are target members.
Judy said: “I’ve made so many friends that I can’t imagine not going to the group each week; they’re like a family to me now.
“Everyone inspired and supported me to achieve my target and now it’s my turn to do the same for other people, to show the same kindness, warmth and compassion that I was shown. It’s not completely selfless though; coming to group keeps me on track too and we always have a lot of fun.”
Becky, who runs the St Annes, Higher Openshaw group which Judy attends, said: “I’m so proud of Judy and the inspirational way in which she’s maintained her weight loss. It’s always great for new members to meet Judy and see just what’s possible at Slimming World – after we’ve explained why someone so slim is in the group in the first place, that is!
“I hope she inspires other people in Openshaw too and proves to them that with Slimming World you really can get slim for good.” To find out more about the Higher Openshaw Slimming World group, which is held at St Annes every Thursday at 3pm, 5pm or 7pm either pop along, call Becky on 07949 444 216 or visit slimmingworld.co.uk Judy Screen first reached her target weight in March 2008