Losing weight at the double
Both ecstatic at huge slimming feat
A Rutherglen woman received the birthday gift she really wanted when she found out she had lost a whopping six stone in less than a year.
Janette Anderson weighed 16st 5.5lbs when she joined the Slimming World group in King’s Park in March 2016.
But since then she has seen the weight fly off and in January this year she found out she had dropped to 10st 5.5lbs.
She got the news shortly after celebrating her 60th birthday.
Her impressive weight loss saw her named as ‘greatest loser’ for 2016 by her session.
Janette, whose weight was putting a massive strain on her health, said: “Before I lost the weight I hated having my photo taken and whenever I saw pictures of myself I knew that my smile wasn’t real.
“I still enjoy all my favourite meals like burgers and chips and roast dinners but I’ve learned how to make small changes like using lean meat or cooking with low calorie spray instead of oil or butter.
“It fits in really well with the rest of my family and we can all eat the same meals. I know that I haven’t ‘gone on a diet’, this is a change that I’ve made for life and have the tools I need to keep up forever. My smile is definitely real now.”
Janette went along to the Slimming World group at the Beechwood which is run by Linda Parrott.
She followed their food optimisation programme, swapping ready meals for home cooked lean meat.
She said: “Walking through those doors was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
“I was embarrassed about my size and scared that I might be the biggest person there. I needn’t have worried though, everyone there was so friendly especially my consultant Linda and I was so relieved when I found out that my weight was confidential between me and her – I’d had visions of having to tell everyone how much I weighed.
“Since then I’ve made so many friends at the group and I honestly don’t think I could have done it without their support each week.”
Linda, added: “The changes we’ve seen in Janette are incredible. I hope her success will inspire other people in Kings Park who’d like to lose weight by forming new lifestyle habits and become happier and healthier to take action.”
Linda runs three sessions. Last week we reported that Gary Cuthbert had shed nine stone in eight months.
The greatest loser in his third session was Christine Martin from Toryglen. She lost five stones between January and December.
The Kings Park group meets every Thursday at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm at The Beechwood.
To join call Linda on 07730349212 or pop along.
Big smile Janette received a fabulous birthday gift when she realised how much weight she had lost Forced smile Janette says she had to force a smile before she lost weight
great Martin shows off her Super slimmer Christine new look
Before Christine is pictured above before her incredible weight loss