‘I have so much more en­ergy’

Closer (UK) - - Diet Special -

Suzy Sum­mer­hayes, 32, now a Slimming World Con­sul­tant in We­ston-su­perMare, dropped four dress sizes and found a new lease of life. She says, “My hus­band Tim and I have been to­gether since I was 19 and I’d al­ways strug­gled with my weight – es­pe­cially af­ter our sons, Ge­orge, seven, and Leo, three, were born. Shar­ing take­aways and treats was how we spent our time. I’d also buy a fam­ily-size bar of choco­late af­ter­wards and eat it in the car. I linked food with shame. My friend had joined Slimming World and got great re­sults, but I couldn’t be­lieve it would work for me. It was at Leo’s first birth­day party when sud­denly some­thing in­side me clicked and I de­cided to go with her. I started a new rou­tine. I swapped my usual break­fast of but­tered white toast for poached eggs, spinach and toma­toes, and would make a Slimming World curry for din­ner in­stead of hav­ing a take­away. If I had room, I’d have fruit and a Curly Wurly – I could still eat choco­late! At this point, I set my­self a chal­lenge and said to Tim that we should go to New York if I lost 5st. He agreed and there was no stop­ping me; my con­fi­dence grew with every step on the scales and, as my en­ergy in­creased, I ran a 5k for char­ity. Eleven months later, I reached my tar­get weight and, in March 2017, I stepped on to the Brook­lyn Bridge. I’ve be­come a dif­fer­ent per­son since los­ing weight. I’m happy, con­fi­dent, full of en­ergy and, with a new job as a Slimming World Con­sul­tant, I can’t wait to see what I’ll do next.”

LOST 5ST 1½LBS 18 WEIGHT BE­FORE: 17ST 6½ LBS DRESS SIZE: HEIGHT: 5FT 9 WEIGHT NOW: 12ST 5LBS DRESS SIZE: 10

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