After years of being overweight, Shirley Newby knew she had to shed the pounds.
A turning point came on her 70th birthday when she took the first step on a fantastic weight loss journey that saw lose almost 100 pounds in weight.
Shirley said: “I knew something had to be done. I had been suffering from bronchitis and couldn’t breathe properly, I was always out of breath, I was borderline diabetic and I said to myself, this weight has to come off.”
Some of her family were already members of Slimming World and Shirley had heard it was a great weight loss plan.
“They always said how friendly it was and everyone was so encouraging so I decided to give it a go,” said Shirley.
“Everyone in-group is so nice, just like a family, we support each other and I am always happy to see everyone else do well too. My consultant is very caring and always supports me when I need help.”
Since joining, the benefits to Shirley’s health have been remarkable.
“Before I joined, I couldn’t even walk 50 yards, now I am up to walking a couple of miles and love the freedom it has brought me. I don’t feel my age any more, I feel 10 years younger and a totally different person. I feel alive and loving life.”
Christine, one of the teams of Slimming World consultants said:” Slimming World is a sensible way to lose weight. You will never go hungry, whilst enjoying delicious, satisfying, tasty meals, made with just everyday ingredients. Free Foods mean no weighing, no measuring and no calorie counting.”
“We would love you to come and join one of the fabulous groups and see how to enjoy a healthier life too,” added Christine.