Young mother loses four and a half stone and gains her life back

Lynn (30 ) had struggled with her weight for years, and had tried every weight loss programme there is, but always ended up feeling humiliated, deprived, and heavier than before after quitting each time. This cycle left her feeling hopeless until she discovered Slimming World. She is now a totally new woman, both inside and out, after shedding a whopping 65lb in six months.

Lynn has always battled with her weight, but it was not until she saw photos of herself at her daughter's first birthday that it truly hit home just how overweight and unhappy she was. She says: "I had never felt so low. At a time in my life where I should have been happy and content with my beautiful new family, all I felt was an overwhelming sense of disappointment in myself. I was eating myself into a serious depression and I knew something had to change."

She made a life changing decision to join her local Slimming World group. As she walked through the doors she felt both nervous and worried that everyone was going to judge her for how much she weighed, but she soon got the reassurance she needed that her weight would always remain completely confidential. "As I was greeted with a warm welcome I felt my nerves completely disappear and knew I would never be humiliated like I had been so many times in the past."

The food optimising plan meant that Lynn no longer felt deprived, enjoying an unlimited amount of fruit and veg, meat and fish, and even pasta, potatoes, and rice. Her favourite meals on the plan are chicken chow mein and homemade burgers and chips. She also enjoys chocolate most days, completely guilt free. "Slimming World has given me my life back," she said. "It is honestly the best thing I have ever done and I have finally left the guilt of overeating in the past."

Lynn has been inspired to help others achieve their weight loss dreams and has opened a new group in the Oranmore Community Centre. Group runs every Saturday at 9.30am. Feel free to go along, or for more information call Lynn on 087 9247409.

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