Su­per-slim­mer Cather­ine sheds stones after weight loss pledge

South Wales Evening Post - - LETTERS -

CATHER­INE Holmes walked through the doors of a Margam weight loss group on Fe­bru­ary 1 last year and promised her­self it would be the last time ever she would be the weight she was.

She was de­pressed, not tak­ing care of her­self, hadn’t had her hair cut in two years and still wore mainly ma­ter­nity clothes.

There wasn’t just one sin­gle turn­ing point for Cather­ine, but Christ­mas 2017 as a whole, after she peaked at 13.5 stone.

She went on a shop­ping trip with friends and chose not to go out to the stylish bars of Bris­tol but to stay in her ho­tel room.

She made the ex­cuse that she was too tired but the truth was she had no clothes that fit­ted her as she would have liked, and felt like a frumpy old mother.

Her friends went out over the Christ­mas pe­riod but Cather­ine stayed at home.

A friend man­aged to per­suade Cather­ine to go out for a meal for New Year’s Eve which re­sulted in Cather­ine sat in floods of tears, hav­ing to apol­o­gise for un­do­ing her size 16 jeans as she couldn’t do them up and sit down at the same time.

Cather­ine re­alised that enough was enough, so she de­cided to do some­thing about it.

In her first week with Slim­ming World she lost 9lb and couldn’t be­lieve it.

Cather­ine’s con­sul­tant helped her to set her tar­get and her goal was to reach it by the Au­gust, which was when they had a fam­ily hol­i­day booked to Tener­ife.

“My goal was to reach 11 stone which at the time felt im­pos­si­ble, but as the months went on I was steadily los­ing 1-2lb each week,” said Cather­ine.

Cather­ine Holmes be­fore and after her weight loss.

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