SU­PER SLIM­MER’S JOY AT LOSS

Small changes are cred­ited for her life-chang­ing weight loss

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

ASU­PER slim­mer who lost more than eight stone last year was con­grat­u­lated by Peter An­dre after reach­ing the fi­nal of a na­tional weight-loss com­pe­ti­tion.

San­dra See slimmed down by eight stone and two pounds, earn­ing her a place as one of just 10 women from across the UK and Ire­land who made the fi­nal of Slim­ming World’s Woman of the Year 2014 com­pe­ti­tion where she met the Mys­te­ri­ous Girl singer.

Mrs See joined the Uxbridge Slim­ming World group – which meets ev­ery Tues­day at The Sal­va­tion Army build­ing in Cow­ley Road – in Septem­ber 2013.

She has since gone from 19st 8lbs to 11st 6lbs and her trans­for­ma­tion in­spired mem­bers of her group to vote her as their rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion.

“I’d tried los­ing weight be­fore, I’ve done pretty much ev­ery diet un­der the sun, but I al­ways found the plans that I fol­lowed too hard to stick to be­cause they left me feel­ing hun­gry and de­prived,” she said.

But the Uxbridge group was dif­fer­ent. She said: “The changes I’ve made to the way I cook and eat have been small ones, like swap­ping white bread for whole­meal and us­ing low calo­rie spray in­stead of oil or but­ter in my cook­ing, but they’ve made a big dif­fer­ence to my weight.

“I can still en­joy all my favourite meals.”

After be­ing di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes and be­ing chucked off a ride at Black­pool Plea­sure beach be­cause of her weight, Mrs See de­cided to make a change.

She said: “Now I can jump with my five year old and I took my chil­dren swimming last year for the first time ever.

“I power walk, tram­po­line, cy­cle, dance and hula hoop – I feel like I am liv­ing now, not just ex­ist­ing.”

Tracy Red­grave, who runs the Uxbridge group, said: “I am so proud of what San­dra has achieved – she hasn’t only changed how she looks, she’s a dif­fer­ent per­son on the inside too.

“She’s blos­somed into a happy, con­fi­dent woman and it’s been a plea­sure to share in her jour­ney.”

The Uxbridge group meets ev­ery Tues­day at 7.30pm at The Sal­va­tion Army in Cow­ley Road, Uxbridge. Call Tracy on 07799 268800 for more in­for­ma­tion.

AFTER: Su­per slim­mer San­dra See lost 8st 2lbs to be cho­sen in the l 10 of Slim­ming World's Woman of the Year Awards 2014. San­dra ) met Peter An­dre at the com­pe­ti­tion, above with Uxbridge group der Tracy Red­grave

n BE­FORE: Su­per slim­mer San­dra be­fore the weight loss above, and above left, after

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