Super slimmers shed 16 stone

This Is Wiltshire: From left, Ressa Goring, Olive Hartley and Lisa Whiting From left, Ressa Goring, Olive Hartley and Lisa Whiting

AFTER losing 16 stone between them, Lisa Whiting, Olive Hartley and Tessa Goring are just a fraction of the women they used to be.

Lisa, a mother-of-five of Shrivenham , was taking 21 tablets a day before she joined Slimming World in a bid to shed the pounds and is now five stone lighter and off her medication.

The 43-year-old, who is an adminstrator, has dropped from a size 20 to a size 12.

She said: “I have struggled with my weight for years on and off. I have lost weight and put it on several times.

“A few years ago I started to get ill. I had IBS and all sorts of problems including stress and anxiety.

“I was told to lose weight. I have lost about five stone in four years. It has changed my life. I am not on any tablets and I have so much more energy now.”

Rather than calorie counting, Slimming World encourages members to eat lower calorie foods such as lean meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and rice.

Mother-of-three, Olive, 49, of Moredon , has lost nine stone in four years taking her from a size 24 to a size 12.

She said: “I have always had a weight problem, right from the start at primary school.

“In 2008 I left my old job and went to work with adults with learning disabilities and I needed to be more active.

“I had a grandchild on the way and I felt like I couldn’t get up and down stairs any more.

“I joined Slimming World in January because my eldest daughter got diagnosed with IIH, which is a build-up of fluid behind the eyes. She’s not big but they said it would help if she lost 10 per cent of her body weight. I went to Slimming World to help her.

“ I had already lost five-and-a-half stone and I wasn’t going to lose any more weight, but I have lost nearly three-and-a-half stone since January.”

Joining Slimming World helped Tessa, 35, a client manager from Taw Hill , lost two stone in four months taking her from a size 16 to a size 10 to 12.

“I have changed my mindset. Now instead of it being a diet, it is a way of life. It is just about learning new habits. It’s things like the way you cook food,” said the mother-of-two.

“For the first time in my life I don’t give myself a hard time about what I eat.”

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7:17am Sun 16 Sep 12

nwarminger says...

These three lovely slimmers are Slimming Worlds newest consultants for Swindon. Pick up a Woman magazine on sale from dated September 17th there will be a voucher for Free Membership valid for TWO weeks. Any new members who bring the voucher printed in the magazine along to any group in the UK and Ireland between Tuesday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 25th (inclusive) will be entitled to Free Membership saving £10/€18, so they only pay £4.95/€9 in their first week. Don't forget:
Tessas new group at Purton Club Thursday's 20th September 2012 at 7.30pm call/text 07877622976 for details.
Olives new group at Moredon Primary School, Tuesdays 19.30.
new group on 19th September, while Lisa's new group will be Wednesday's at 7.30 pm, at the community Ctr, Somerset Rd, Rodbourne. Sn2 1nf. Call on 0784 0707 813 for more info.
These three lovely slimmers are Slimming Worlds newest consultants for Swindon. Pick up a Woman magazine on sale from dated September 17th there will be a voucher for Free Membership valid for TWO weeks. Any new members who bring the voucher printed in the magazine along to any group in the UK and Ireland between Tuesday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 25th (inclusive) will be entitled to Free Membership saving £10/€18, so they only pay £4.95/€9 in their first week. Don't forget: Tessas new group at Purton Club Thursday's 20th September 2012 at 7.30pm call/text 07877622976 for details. Olives new group at Moredon Primary School, Tuesdays 19.30. new group on 19th September, while Lisa's new group will be Wednesday's at 7.30 pm, at the community Ctr, Somerset Rd, Rodbourne. Sn2 1nf. Call on 0784 0707 813 for more info. nwarminger

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