Los­ing weight at the dou­ble

Both ec­static at huge slim­ming feat

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters - Douglas Dickie

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

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