Super slimmers in Spalding have lost a whopping 185 stone in weight – that’s the equivalent of a Mini Cooper Hatchback.
All together, the members of the Monday Spalding Grammar School Slimming World group are now over 150 stone lighter than they were when consultant Wendy Trevor took over the group in September 2017.
Since then, 13 members have reached their target weight and still maintaining it beautifully and 25 members have also gained their ‘Club 10’ award for losing 10 per cent of their body weight – the first health target when the body is starting to benefit from the weight loss.
The 110 members, who attend the group every week, follow Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan, created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists, which encourages them to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses and fruit and veg.
Amber Smith, one of the latest target members, has lost nearly four stone and says: “Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you’re never hungry so I’ve never felt as though I was on a diet.
“Before I joined Slimming World I thought losing weight meant going to the gym and counting calories. But now I know it’s about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active.
“Reaching this milestone as a group just proves the huge change that we’ve all made to our lives. Some people who’ve lost big amounts of weight have probably even saved their lives.
“It’s brilliant to celebrate together as well because that’s how we’ve been losing weight – together. Every week we support and encourage each other and share tips and recipes, and on top of that we have a lot of fun.
“The support and inspiration we get from our consultant Wendy has also been integral to our success. Because she’s lost weight herself, she understands the ups and downs of slimming and can offer us help and advice based on her own experience.
“Without her, I don’t think we’d have achieved nearly as much.”
Wendy added: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so beautifully. It has made a big difference to their lives and to their whole families’ lives, and all of them are happier and healthier now.
“Slimming has never been more important. I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that.”
Wendy’s group is held at Spalding Grammar School every Monday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. For more information or to join, call her on 07974235295