‘We’ve lost over 20st be­tween us’

Th­ese su­per slim­mers tell us how, since join­ing Slim­ming World, they are feel­ing bet­ter than ever…

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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.’

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