Three years ago Linda made what she describes as the best decision of her life. “I had tried every diet and plan to lose weight and nothing worked, so when I saw a poster for Slimming World I thought I’d give it a go. I was apprehensive as I walked in but everyone was so friendly and I immediately felt I was in the right place.” Within a month she had lost a stone. “I couldn’t believe how easy the plan was and I could eat all my favourite meals like curries and stews without weighing and measuring.” Linda was delighted when the weight kept coming off and she was thrilled when just twenty months later she received her four stone award.
“Before joining Slimming World I would dread going shopping for clothes, just finding something to fit was difficult. Now I love going shopping and dressing up.” It wasn’t just the compliments
on how she looked that made such a difference, Linda soon felt the benefits of weight loss. “Before I lost weight I would get breathless really quickly. I was on two inhalers a day for asthma and now I don’t need them at all. If I tried to walk any distance my knees would hurt and I would have a pain in my neck. As the weight dropped off I realised I could walk further and now I swim five days a week and go canoeing which I love. I had stopped even trying to sing as I was so breathless I knew I couldn’t. Now I sing all the time, I feel so happy!”
Linda still attends her group at the Dore Community Centre. She recently became a highly valued member of the Social team and enjoys supporting the group every week. ‘I love the group, I’ve made so many friends and you get great support and pick up lots of tips. I feel so full of energy now, I can even keep up with the grandchildren.…well almost!” she laughed “I feel so much happier now. I’m so glad I found Slimming World, it’s the best decision I ever made.” Speaking at the Slimming World annual award ceremony this year Chris McNamee, District Manager, spoke of the challenges of the rising rates of obesity in Ireland. “I truly believe that joining a Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight, learn new habits and improve their lifestyle. Thanks to our Food Optimising eating plan they will see big results on the scales without ever having to feel hungry or deprived, and they’ll discover a whole world of support and advice that’s sure to help them achieve their targets – and have a lot of fun along the way too!”
Linda attends the Slimming World group at the Dore Community Centre, Tuesday evening at 5.30 and 7.30 and every Wednesday at 10am and 12. Contact Ruth on 0858350445 for more information.
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