Michelle loses seven stone and feels good

New Miss Slinky used to hate clothes shop­ping

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A WOMAN who has lost more than seven stones is look­ing for­ward to this Christ­mas party sea­son more than most after be­ing crowned the bor­ough’s Miss Slinky 2014.

Michelle Brad­ford has dropped six dress sizes since Jan­uary and was given the ac­co­lade by fel­low slim­mers at her weight loss group in Uxbridge.

She said: “When I was big­ger I was re­ally un­happy. I didn’t like what I saw when I looked in the mir­ror. I hated shop­ping for clothes and I felt self-con­scious most of the time.

“Things are com­pletely dif­fer­ent now and I feel much more con­fi­dent than I used to, I never thought any­one would ever de­scribe me as ‘slinky’ so it’s just in­cred­i­ble.”

In Fe­bru­ary, Pub­lic Health Eng­land named Hilling­don as the London bor­ough with the high­est amount of over­weight and obese peo­ple.

It said almost 70 per cent of the bor­ough’s peo­ple had a body mass in­dex of 25 or higher.

But Miss Brad­ford, who weighed 18st 3.5lbs and wore a dress size 20 at her heav­i­est, is now 11 stone and a dress size 10/12, after join­ing a Slim­ming World group in Uxbridge.

It meets at Swake­leys School in Clifton Gar­dens, Uxbridge, ev­ery Tues­day at 7pm. For more in­for­ma­tion call Sue on 01895 823 312.

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