Ashley’s great year
Now she’s taking over as a class leader
A Castlemilk mum is set to complete an incredible transformation by becoming a leader at Weight Watchers.
Ashley McCafferty joined the Weight Watchers group, run by Cambuslang woman Lynda Kadegis in the Beechwood, King’s Park, in October last year, when she discovered she was heavier than she had been after having both her children. Her weight had gone up to 13 stone, 11-and-a-half pounds, and she decided that the time was right to sort it out.
And in the space of just six months, she achieved her target of nine stone 12lbs, with a weight loss of four stone, one-and-a-half pounds.
Ashley, who works in the Beechwood as a chargehand, said: “I was getting sent emails by Weight Watchers, asking if I would like to become a leader.
“Lynda had said she was going to have to leave the class because of family commitments, and she suggested that if I applied, I might be able to take it over.
“So, I’m now in training, have went for a full day with one of the Weight Watchers trainers, and have been going to classes to be a leader coach.
“At the weekend there, I was at a workshop in Birmingham, so it’s been very interesting, going along to all of these other classes. I’ve got a couple more to do, then a bit more training, so it’s quite a lot to take in.
“Weight Watchers won’t just let anybody become a leader - you need to have some experience of it yourself. They don’t want people who’ve never had to lose weight, as you need to have a story and been on a journey that people can relate to.
“I have my final assessment this Thursday, and after that I’ll need to stand up and talk at a couple of meetings as well, so hopefully, by January 20, I’ll be ready to run my class.”
Having lost over four stone, Ashley enjoys an active social life, and found because of her weight she was being left behind as she was knocking back nights out.
She reached her goal weight in April this year, and has continued with Weight Watchers, as she is able to fully enjoy her children, job and her lifestyle a lot more, now she has the energy.
Departing leader Lynda said: “I’ve
Ashley McCafferty is now becoming a Weight Watchers leader
Ashley before losing four stone