A Corby woman has launched a Slimming World group in Kettering after she managed to shed four stone by joining one herself just over a year ago.
Michelle joined a group after seeing photos of herself at a Christmas party in December 2013 and admitting that she was embarrassed.
She said: “Seeing those pictures really brought home how much weight I had gained. I remember getting ready that night with dread as anything I wanted to wear did not fit and I felt so frumpy.
“By the time I got dressed I was so hot and sweaty. It was a vicious circle as the more I was depressed the more I would comfort eat. I could have cried.”
Michelle joined a Slimming World group and lost four stone.
She said: Since losing the weight my health has improved greatly.
“I’m now able to take part in family games and activities and I can also do activities which I likes such as Zumba and bike riding.”
Michelle’s group is held every Thursday at St Andrews Parish Church, Lindsay Street, Kettering , between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.