Slimming World, Belmullet, opened its doors on September 4, 2018. With a record turn out on the first night, word spread of the Extra Easy plan that Slimming World offered - a new concept of how to enjoy food and how to food optimise for the best results in weight loss without going hungry.
Now eight months later group members are celebrating losing over 500 stone, an average of 64 stone per month, which is phenomenal. Linda Gorham, the consultant, a native of the Belmullet area, explains that she opened this group after she fell in love with the Slimming World plan. Linda lost over six stone in 13 months and has a new love for Slimming World and its members in Belmullet.
Linda said: "Its like a little family and they all support one another in the group. Two members have lost over 11 stones combined and say it's from coming each week and staying for the meeting, making Tuesday evening their evening where, like others, they share top tips and celebrate their success. One member, Carmel, says it is the first time she has stayed for every meeting and finds it motivates her for the week ahead. Another member has been taking steroids since she received treatment and was told she may never lose the weight she gained during her illness. She has now lost 2.5 stone following the plan and after her two year check up, she was deemed never healthier.
"Its members like these that encourage others to come to group, it can sometimes be a daunting experience joining a slimming organisation but with motivation and members like these anything is possible. Always a friendly atmosphere with light hearted fun is felt at Slimming World Belmullet. Its family family too with a kiddie corner to keep the little ones occupied while you attend. This award winning group has so much to offer."
Linda added: “ I never thought back in 2017 when I joined Slimming World, I would ever have found myself here in a job I love with people that I admire and that motivate me to be the best consultant possible."
Pictured is Linda with members from her groups. Linda runs Slimming World Belmullet in The Broadhaven Bay Hotel, every Tuesday 3.30, 5.30 & 7.30. She has recently relaunched Castlebar Slimming World with Linda in the Parish Hall on Chapel Street and is there every Wednesday 7.30, 9.30 and 11.30 am, 3.30 and 5.30 pm.