BEING the best at losing wouldn’t normally help you to scoop an award – yet one woman from Greenfield has done just that.
Yvonne Memory has been named Greenfield Slimming World Group’s ‘Greatest Loser’ 2018 after dropping 4st 9lb to take the title.
She said: “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a loser when it feels this good!
“I feel like a new woman – in fact, I look so different that people who I haven’t seen for a while often can’t believe I’m the same person.
“For me, it’s the change on the inside that’s been the greatest – I’m happier, healthier and much more confident.
“My weight impacted on so many aspects of my life, from struggling to find clothes to not being able to do simple everyday tasks without feeling tired and out of breath.
“Before I lost the weight I hated having my photo taken and whenever I saw pictures of myself I knew that my smile wasn’t real – yet now I’m beaming!”
She added: “Walking through those doors to Slimming World was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I was embarrassed about my size and scared I might be the biggest person there.
“I needn’t have worried though. Everyone was so friendly especially, my consultant Allison and I was so relieved when I found out my weight was confidential.
“I’ve made so many friends at the group and I honestly don’t think I could have done it without their support each week.
“They helped me with recipes and tips and if I was ever struggling they were always there to remind me why I’d wanted to lose weight and how far I’d come.”
Yvonne followed the club’s Food Optimising eating plan and has kept eating all her favourite meals but made them Slimming World Friendly.
“People think slimming means going hungry, eating nothing but salad or obsessively counting every calorie you eat, it’s not like that with Slimming World,” she said.
“It’s never once felt like I was on ‘a diet’ – in fact, people are always surprised at how much food I have on my plate and can’t believe I’m losing weight eating so much!”
Allison Slingo, who runs the Greenfield Slimming World group, said: “The changes we’ve seen in Yvonne are incredible.
“I hope her success will inspire other people who’d like to lose weight by forming new lifestyle habits and become happier and healthier to take action.
“There’s a warm welcome waiting at Slimming World and if you start today you could soon feel like a completely new person just like Yvonne.”
The Greenfield group meets every Tuesday at 9.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Boarshurst Band Club on Greenbridge Lane.
To join call Allison on 07984 285009 or pop along.