If I was to give ad­vice to oth­ers want­ing to lose weight it would be ‘never give up’

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters -

A mem­ber of Cam­bus­lang Weight Watch­ers hopes her story can in­spire oth­ers in the area to lose weight.

Liz Unay, 42, has lost four and half stone since join­ing the group two years ago.

She was in­spired to act af­ter a size 16 trouser proved too tight.

From weigh­ing 14st13, she is now down to 10st6, thanks to her own hard work and the sup­port of her friend, Michelle Friel, who runs the class in Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club.

Liz said: “My rea­sons for join­ing were health, well­be­ing and baby weight.

“The group are so friendly and full of in­spi­ra­tional mem­bers who had al­ready lost a great amount of weight be­tween them.

“I first joined Weight Watch­ers af­ter my six week check af­ter hav­ing my daugh­ter.

“I had gone to buy trousers for a night out and a size 16 was tight. “I was dev­as­tated. “I lost two stone quite quickly, mostly from baby weight, and then gave up. I re­joined again in 2013 and got to goal but again went back to old habits.

“Fi­nally I joined Michelle’s class and en­joyed stay­ing to the meet­ings which has now helped me not only get­ting back to goal but stay there. I joined a lo­cal gym and love metafit, body at­tack, TRX. You name it, I do it.”

Liz reck­ons her re­mark­able trans­for­ma­tion has not only changed her health, but also her men­tal well­be­ing.

She said: “I have so much con­fi­dence, I love go­ing to the gym and have so much energy. Be­fore there is no way I would have gone to a gym. “I just love life. “I also have to say my num­ber one sup­porter was my mum.

“My eat­ing habits have now changed as I eat so much more va­ri­ety of foods and have stopped the cy­cle of binge eat­ing then starv­ing my­sel.

“And my ac­tiv­ity lev­els have also dra­mat­i­cally changed as I now ex­er­cise most days at my lo­cal gym and love all the classes that I go to.

“Also, I got rid of my old clothes which re­ally helped as I can’t af­ford to buy big­ger clothes again and so love buy­ing smaller sizes.

She added: “If I was to give any ad­vice to other peo­ple out there want­ing to lose weight, it would be ‘never give up’.”

Get in touch with Michelle at MFriel@weight-watch­ers.co.uk.

I have so much con­fi­dence, I love go­ing to the gym and have so much energy

Be­fore Liz had put on weight af­ter giv­ing birth

Af­ter Liz looks fan­tas­tic af­ter los­ing weight

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