I took back con­trol and felt bet­ter in my­self

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY CHANTELLE HEEDS chantelle.heeds@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @chantelle­heeds

ASOUTHPORT mum has be­come a slim­ming con­sul­tant fol­low­ing her trans­for­ma­tion.

Sue Ker­ruish-Jer­ram has trained as a con­sul­tant for Slim­ming World, af­ter join­ing as a client in 2017.

The 47-year-old joined the Birk­dale group af­ter find­ing that she was “in a rather un­happy place”.

Sue said: “I had had some aw­ful times. My weight had crept up with com­fort eat­ing, and be­cause of my in­creased weight I was feel­ing mid­dle-aged and un­com­fort­able in my clothes – which didn’t help how I al­ready felt.

“I was in a vicious cir­cle of eat­ing be­cause of un­hap­pi­ness, then gain­ing weight which made me feel even more un­happy!”

The mother of three wanted to “feel happy again” and de­cided she was go­ing to take back con­trol of her life.

Sue, who has been a sci­ence tech­ni­cian at South­port Col­lege for 13 years, said: “I wanted to take back con­trol and feel bet­ter about my­self again. So, af­ter another morn­ing of drag­ging the same old loose-fit­ting stuff out of the wardrobe and com­plain­ing to my daugh­ter, I de­cided enough was enough!”

Her daugh­ter, Gina, rec­om­mended join­ing the Slim­ming World group and she did as she felt that she had “noth­ing to lose.”

Sue re­called: “I must ad­mit I did feel ner­vous driv­ing to the venue, how­ever, I im­me­di­ately felt re­as­sured and wel­comed.

“As I sat in [the] group, I re­alised the other thing that made Slim­ming World so spe­cial was the mon­u­men­tal amount of sup­port that the mem­bers gave each other. This was, in ad­di­tion to the mo­ti­va­tion, sup­port and guid­ance given by the con­sul­tant.

“Ev­ery­one was made to feel that they weren’t alone – which is some­thing that can make you give up di­et­ing. I loved it.”

Sue, from Church­town, fol­lowed the Slim­ming World diet plan and lost 17lbs in nine months – leav­ing her at her tar­get weight.

She said: “It was fan­tas­tic. I fit­ted into clothes that I wanted to wear and my con­fi­dence re­turned.

“I in­creased my ac­tiv­ity to in­cor­po­rate yoga and gen­eral car­dio so I felt phys­i­cally fit­ter and my gen­eral aches and pains were gone. Some peo­ple may want to lose a lot, and some mem­bers like me, just want to lose a smaller amount, and the plan still works just as well – I see it hap­pen­ing at my group all the time.

“Un­happy is un­happy, and I want to help other peo­ple reach their happy weight.”

Sue be­gan the five months of train­ing to be a Slim­ming World con­sul­tant her­self in Fe­bru­ary and is now set to run a group ev­ery Tues­day evening at 5.30pm at Kew Church on Folke­stone Road, in South­port.

To find out more, , con­tact Sue via 07794 013763.

Sue Ker­ruishJer­ram has trans­formed her­self

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