Super slimmer, Leanne has lost almost seven stone so far and been crowned ‘Woman of the Year’ 2018 in her local Slimming World group.
Leanne Keegan, 25, lost a life-changing 6st 11lbs in just over 14 months and has gone from a dress size 20 to a 12.
Of her achievement, Leanne said, “I never could have dreamt that I’d be in this position when I first began my weight loss journey. Losing weight has made such a big difference to me. My health is better, I have more energy, I’m happier and I feel more comfortable in my own skin.”
Leanne joined Slimming World in May 2017 after becoming increasingly unhappy with her size.
“I started to put on weight at a young age and I lived on unhealthy food for years. I tried lots of different ways to lose weight, but they usually left me feeling hungry or miserable – or both, in fact. It became my electric blanket.
“My family and friends are all amazed by how much I can eat and still lose weight. I still eat many of the same meals that I did before I started losing weight, like burgers, chips, curries, pasta dishes. Now I just prepare and cook them differently – and they taste so much better. I never have to miss out and I don’t have to get hung up on weighing and measuring everything I eat.
“I know a lot of people worry about joining a slimming club because they don’t know what to expect. Right from the first moment I walked into my Slimming World group I felt comfortable though, and the support I’ve received has been amazing. I look forward to going each week to catch up with all my new friends and share tips, recipes and advice. I just love it!”
Leanne added that she feels like a completely different woman to the one that first started out on her weight loss journey.
“I feel like a different woman to the one who walked into Slimming World 14 months ago, weighing over 18 stone and winning ‘Woman of the Year’ is a real honour because there are so many amazing women in our group. I remember feeling like there was no hope when it came to my weight, but I’ve realised that when people believe in you and you believe in yourself, you can do anything you set your mind to.
“I really hope my weight loss can inspire other people to get started on their own journey and know that there’s a whole group of people waiting to support them every step of the way – especially my consultant Sinead at the Shamrock Lodge group. I honestly cannot thank her and my group enough for all the amazing help they have given me on my weight loss journey. My goal now is to hit my target and stay there for life, which I know I can do.”
Sinead Morris, who runs the Slimming World groups in the Shamrock Lodge, commented on Leanne’s achievement, “I’m so proud of Leanne, she’s a fantastic ambassador for Slimming World and what she’s achieved is nothing short of incredible. She’s a huge inspiration to everyone in our group and I hope she inspires other women – and men – in Athlone to change their lives in the same way.”
Sinead’s Slimming World groups are held every Tuesday at 9.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. To join or find out more, call in to any of our groups, call Sinead on 087 6820759 or check out her Facebook page “Sinead’s Slimming World Athlone.
Check out our advert or www.slimmingworld.ie for details and times of all local Slimming World Groups.