I beat can­cer and lost weight

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Shedding The Pounds -

A mother who beat can­cer twice found that over­com­ing the ill­ness gave her the de­ter­mi­na­tion to lose three stone in weight.

Joyce Pawsey, 51, had al­ready joined Slim­ming World when she was di­ag­nosed with can­cer of the lin­ing of the womb in July 2011.

Mrs Pawsey had a hys­terec­tomy but was then told she had can­cer in her lymph glands and was forced to en­dure daily ra­dio­ther­apy for six weeks.

In Septem­ber 2012 she was given the all clear from the can­cer and within a year she had re­joined the weight loss group, meet­ing at The Wyvern School in Ash­ford, and was de­ter­mined to get fit.

Hus­band Brian has been lend­ing a hand by cook­ing healthy meals and his wife’s weight has dropped from 17 stone to 13 stone.

Mrs Pawsey said: “As far as di­et­ing, there was al­ways an ob­sta­cle I could put in the way – Christ­mas, hol­i­days, birth­days.

“I walked into my first Joyce Pawsey be­fore los­ing weight and, right, with hus­band Brian, whose healthy cook­ing helped her diet Slim­ming World meet­ing feel­ing very ner­vous of what the scales would say and what oth­ers would think but I plucked up the courage to go in and never looked back.

“I am still on my weight loss jour­ney but I am three stone lighter now than I was in May and, with the sup­port of my fan­tas­tic group and con­sul­tant, I know I will reach my tar­get in 2014.

“My son is get­ting mar­ried in the sum­mer and I can’t wait to find the per­fect out­fit for his big day.”

Mr and Mrs Pawsey live in Len­ham but she at­tends an Ash­ford group.

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