‘We’ve lost over 20st between us’
These super slimmers tell us how, since joining Slimming World, they are feeling better than ever…
These three slimmers have lost an inspirational amount of weight and are feeling better than ever…
‘MY WEIGHT CAN’T HOLD ME BACK ANY MORE,’ says Olivia Ransome, 21, from Lincolnshire
‘Each direction I turned, another camera was pointing my way… I just wanted the ground to swallow me up!
It was March 2015, and I was a bridesmaid for my mum, but I felt so self-conscious in my size 24 dress.
Holding my clutch bag in front of my tummy, I desperately hoped it would hide how big I looked.
Truth be told, I was a comfort eater. I loved anything savoury – crisps, pastries, carbs, you name it.
But being so overweight was holding me back, in fact it was part of the reason why I’d dropped out of university after just 10 days.
A few months after the wedding, I went on holiday to Cornwall and couldn’t stop moaning to Mum about how uncomfortable I felt.
Eventually, she encouraged me to try Slimming World and even came along for support.
When I stepped on the scales at that first group in August 2015, I weighed 18st 11lb.
I was pleasantly surprised, though, when I realised I could still have burgers, chips and curries – I just had to make some healthy swaps.
After losing 4½lb in the first week, I completely embraced the eating plan. My favourite dish was spaghetti Bolognese.
Before long, I’d lost a stone, and then another. It wasn’t long before my old clothes were hanging off me.
As I started walking more and going to Zumba classes, I felt my confidence grow and grow.
Soon, I’d gained enough self-belief to apply for university again.
Now I’m back at uni, studying an early childhood degree, while working part-time in a nursery.
I’ve lost 8st 6lb in total, and have gone from a size 24 to a size 10. Nothing can hold me back any more.’
‘I CAN FINALLY WEAR MY WORK UNIFORM WITH PRIDE,’ says Chyna Cody, 22, from south London
‘After devouring three inflight meals, a packet of crisps and a KitKat, I made my way through the plane, trying to ignore how tight my size 16 uniform felt.
As a cabin crew member, I worked long hours, so would turn to junk food. Now, at 13st 8lb, I was larger than ever.
My job was supposed to be glamorous, but I couldn’t even enjoy the benefits of travelling around the world. While the rest of the stewards could sunbathe in their bikinis at all the exotic locations, I’d be left sulking in my hotel room.
By May 2016, I’d realised enough was enough, so I made the decision to join Slimming World.
The hardest part was getting through the door, but once inside everything started to make sense.
Slowly but surely, the weight began to come off, just a pound or so a week, but it was enough of an incentive to carry on.
Even though I was working long shifts, I made sure I went to a group every week for a weigh-in.
As I flew in and out of different airports, I’d use my Slimming World app to see where the nearest group was. I also made sure the freezer was stocked with Iceland Slimming World meals for when I got home, tired and jetlagged.
I could still have an inflight meal, but I’d pick the healthier option, and just one!
In time, I started exercising, and even made the bold decision to apply for the London Marathon, which I ran this April in five-and-a-half hours.
In 11 months, I’d lost a staggering 4st, improving my life for the better. Now
I wear my size 6 cabin crew uniform with pride, and feel better than ever.’