We have lost 16 stone – but gained so much more

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

AN Ash­ford fam­ily are looking for­ward to the new year a re­mark­able 16 stone lighter.

Mum Su­san Wake and her son Stu­art and daugh­ter Emma joined the Ash­ford Slim­ming World group seven months ago.

And their ef­forts have borne fruit with 23-year-old Stu­art lead­ing the way hav­ing lost a tremen- dous nine stone and go­ing from a 50in waist to a 38in.

Su­san has shed a splen­did five stone five-and-a-half pounds while Emma has reached her tar­get weight by los­ing two stone 4lb.

Along with their fan­tas­tic weight losses it has had a knockon ef­fect on the wider fam­ily with both Su­san’s hus­band and Emma’s hus­band los­ing weight as well.

“They look amaz­ing,” said or­gan­iser Ju­lia Males.

As their sizes have shrunk their con­fi­dence has rock­eted. Su­san said: “It’s lovely be­ing able to go into any clothes shop and find some­thing to fit now that I am a size 14 and not a 24.”

And Stu­art now en­joys at­tend­ing the gym which, he says, would be some­thing he would never have con­tem­plated be­fore.

Ju­lia Males is open­ing a new morn­ing group in Ash­ford town cen­tre at the Cen­tre­piece church hall on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 6.

Her cur­rent group meet at Wyvern School ev­ery Tues­day evening.

Su­san Wake with son Stu­art and daugh­ter Emma and, right, Su­san and Stu­art as they were be­fore the weight loss

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