Ash­ley’s great year

Now she’s tak­ing over as a class leader

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters - Kenny Smith

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

After

Ash­ley McCaf­ferty is now be­com­ing a Weight Watch­ers leader

Be­fore

Ash­ley be­fore los­ing four stone

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