Slimming World group in Coates lose total of 496 stone

PUBLISHED: 13:20 26 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:24 29 December 2016

Group photo of some of the Coates Slimming World members taken at the Christmas taster session.

Group photo of some of the Coates Slimming World members taken at the Christmas taster session.

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A Coates woman who joined Slimming World in July 2015 has led the village's branch in losing a total of 496 stone.

Anna FosterAnna Foster

Anna Foster, who lost four and a half stone in weight, became a consultant in July 2015 and opened her own group to help others lose weight.

“Joining Slimming World was the best thing I ever did,” she said.

“Like many I have tried various different weight loss plans over the years and failed, but the Slimming World approach is different and while I learned that no foods are banned, I got the knowledge and support to eat well while losing weight.

Amy Loades.Amy Loades.

“The guidance from my consultant and the group made it much easier to achieve my goals, and now that I am helping others reach their weight loss goals it is so rewarding.

Anna is opening another group on Thursday mornings at the Eastrea Centre from January 5 at 9.30am. For more information call Anna on 07539 229365 or turn up on the day.

Claire White.Claire White.

Anna’s group tell their weight loss stories:

Amy Loades

Lucy and JJ Taylor.Lucy and JJ Taylor.

I’ve been doing Slimming World since the end of April. I joined because my Type 2 diabetes had got that out of control I was on four tablets to try and control it. The doctors were talking about putting me on injections. After being talked into joining by my friend and mum who was already doing it, I found that I really enjoyed it and was losing weight. Eight months in and I’ve lost three stone, am off of my diabetic medication and am classed as pre-diabetic. I can’t thank my friends, family and Anna enough for pointing me in the right direction and for their support. I am now nine pounds away from my target and I can’t wait to get there.

Claire White

Rachael SheardRachael Sheard

I have lost over five stone since the group launched and have been a target member for four months now. I feel as though my children have missed out on so much of me due to fear of embarrassing them. Thanks to Anna and Slimming World that will never happen again. I couldn’t be more grateful.

Lucy & JJ Taylor

We joined in September 2015 and have now lost 15 stone between us in time our wedding which happened in October. Slimming World has changed our lives for the better. Anna has been the main reason we’ve stayed for so long; her commitment, motivation and loyalty to SW has really made us want to lose weight.

Rachael Sheard

I lost two stone and nine pounds and have been a target member for 23 weeks. Slimming World isn’t a diet, it’s a healthy lifestyle change where no food is banned. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland or difficult and can be for all the family. There are great recipes, ideas and support from the group to keep you motivated and on track.

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