A big change for Chris­tine

To­ry­glen woman’s five stone weight loss

Rutherglen Reformer - - Healt Matters - Dou­glas Dickie

A To­ry­glen woman who lost five stone in weight has taken on a role as a Slim­ming World con­sul­tant,

Chris­tine Martin joined the King’s Park group in Jan­uary last year and dropped from 15st 9lb to 10st 9lb, to get to tar­get and win a great­est loser prize.

And she will now use her own ex­pe­ri­ences to in­spire oth­ers to change their life around.

She says: “When I first joined Slim­ming World as a mem­ber, I never dreamed that I would end up help­ing other peo­ple to lose weight but now I just can’t wait to get started.

“Af­ter los­ing five stone, it’s a priv­i­lege for me to be able to pass on the ex­pe­ri­ence, in­sight and un­der­stand­ing that helped me, so that I can give my mem­bers the sup­port they need to get to tar­get.

“Like a lot of slim­mers, I had tried to lose weight so many times be­fore by fol­low­ing numer­ous di­ets but they were never sus­tain­able be­cause I’d al­ways get tired of re­strict­ing what I ate.

“I thought I was des­tined to strug­gle with my weight for the rest of my life, but when I came to Slim­ming World it was dif­fer­ent. The eat­ing plan en­cour­ages you to eat lots of tasty, fill­ing foods like pasta, rice, pota­toes and lean meat and fish. You are never hun­gry and no foods are banned so there’s no de­pri­va­tion.

“I couldn’t be­lieve I’d found a way to lose weight with­out starv­ing my­self.

“Sup­port is re­ally the most im­por­tant thing. It all starts with feel­ing that you’re not alone. I couldn’t have lost five stone with­out the weekly help, en­cour­age­ment and un­der­stand­ing of my own con­sul­tant and group.

“As some­one who has lost weight my­self I know the chal­lenges peo­ple can face, which is why, along with the group, I will be there to sup­port ev­ery one of my mem­bers all the way to their cho­sen tar­get weight.

“Set­ting tar­gets, shar­ing recipes and other ideas, and work­ing to­gether as a group to over­come chal­lenges and cel­e­brate suc­cess is so im­por­tant to a suc­cess­ful jour­ney. That’s why, at my Slim­ming World group, there will be tons of sup­port, en­cour­age­ment and fun.”

Chris­tine’s group will meet on May 3 at To­ry­glen Com­mu­nity Hall and ev­ery Wed­nes­day af­ter at 7.30pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to join Chris­tine’s group either pop along or call her on 07946322526.

Af­ter Chris­tine has lost five stone nad is now a Slim­ming World con­sul­tant

Be­foreChris­tine weighed 15st 9lb but was de­ter­mined to turn her life around

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