Light work of weight loss

Ali­son and Ste­vie shed a su­per five stones each

Rutherglen Reformer - - Gossip Girl - Edel Ke­nealy

A Kings Park cou­ple have a new thirst for life af­ter los­ing 10 stones be­tween them.

Ali­son and Ste­vie Gra­ham are lighter, hap­pier and health­ier af­ter join­ing their lo­cal Slim­ing World Group and los­ing five stones each.

Ali­son, who re­cently un­der­went a hip re­place­ment, joined Slim­ming World be­fore the op­er­a­tion as be­ing over­weight not only hin­dered her move­ment but added to her aches and pains.

She was us­ing the group’s food op­ti­mis­ing plan to prepare daily meals when hus­band Ste­vie found he was los­ing weight by eat­ing the same food she pre­pared.

Ste­vie lost 2½ stones be­fore he him­self joined the group with Ali­son as he wanted to find for him­self all about Food Op­ti­mis­ing.

Ali­son said: “Mak­ing small changes to the way I cooked our meals meant I could still en­joy all of our favourite meals like pasta dishes, cur­ries, steak and chips.

“We now en­joy spend­ing time in the kitchen to­gether and love shar­ing our new recipes with fam­ily and friends – they taste so good and peo­ple can never be­lieve we can eat all the food we do and lose weight. As we’ve lost weight we’ve en­joyed be­ing more ac­tive too, which means we do more to­gether like get­ting out and about and we have re­cently joined a gym and at­tend when­ever we can.”

Ste­vie added: “Ev­ery week in our group we swap recipes and if we’ve ever strug­gled there has al­ways been some­one ready to sug­gest a new idea or re­mind us why we shouldn’t give up.

“I don’t think we could have achieved all we have with­out the sup­port of our con­sul­tant Linda and the rest of the Kings Park group.”

Linda Par­rott, who runs the Kings Park Slim­ming World group, said: “See­ing Ali­son and Ste­vie’s weight come down week af­ter week has been a joy. They’re a real in­spi­ra­tion to the rest of the group, in­clud­ing me.

“I hope they’ll in­spire ev­ery­one in Kings Park and Ruther­glen to pop along to their lo­cal Slim­ming World group and change their lives for the bet­ter.”

To find out about los­ing weight with­out hunger at Slim­ming World, pop along to the Kings Park Slim­ming World group, which is held at The Beech­wood Pub, 156 Ard­may Cres­cent G44 4PP ev­ery Thurs­day at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm or call Linda on 07730 349212. You can also visit www. slim­ming­world.co.uk

We en­joy spend­ing time in the kitchen...

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