A DEDICATED slimmer celebrated Christmas in style this year after shedding 2 stone 1lb in just 10 weeks at his local Slimming World group.
Russell Haupt, 43, joined Slimming World in Derker mainly to support his fiancée Kathryn Slater, 48, after she had struggled to stick with other diets in the past.
And after joining Michelle’s Saturday morning group in Derker last October and achieving a weight loss of 8lb in his first week he was inspired to keep going.
“As a male I was a bit apprehensive about joining a group but I have been made to feel so welcome,” admitted Russell.
“I mainly joined to support Kathryn but I also thought that it would be good to shed a few pounds before we get married!
“What I really love is the support and encouragement from fellow members and my consultant, Michelle,” he added.
“’The weight loss has made such a difference to me. I feel healthier, have lots more energy and the positive comments that I have received have given me a real ego boost too!”
Russell went on to achieve his target weight of 12 stone 10 by the beginning of December – and added that he loves how he can enjoy real food and still maintain his dream weight.
“I’ve enjoyed so many different recipes but if I had to pick my favourite it would be a Lamb Passandra because who doesn’t love a good curry?” he said.
Russell and Kathryn have not yet set a date for their wedding as they are still exploring their options but they do wish to be married abroad.
“We will be having a party to celebrate on our return and the buffet will be low syn!’ laughed Russell.
Michelle Adams holds her Slimming World group at East Oldham Methodist Church on Ripponden Road in Derker every Saturday at 8:30am or 10:30 am or you can join the brand new Friday morning group at 9:30am. For more information contact Michelle on 07863 224694.