A woman is about to start her own slimming group after losing more than five stone herself.
Clare Deer, 32, from Earls Barton is a new woman after losing more than five stone in the past 12 months.
She said: “My New Year’s resolution was to shed the weight I gained during a lengthly battle with depression. I just didn’t recognise the person looking back at me in the mirror. During the depression, food became a comfort, but that comfort was now what was holding me back.”
Feeling determind after Christmas, Clare promised herself that this year would be the year to start fighting another battle, which was her weight.
But she knew she needed some help so joined her local Slimming World group.
A change in diet saw the weight start to drop off, and Clare was soon feeling confident enough to enter a 5km race with work colleagues.
Now having shed five stone, Clare is looking forward to the year ahead and said: “Slimming World has changed my life and I want to help others achieve the same success so I’m starting a new group in Earls Barton in January.
“I would never have believed this was possible this time last year, I’m glad I kept my resolution.”
Clare’s Slimming World group will be held at Earls Barton Silver Band Club at 7.30pm every Wednesday from January 7. For details call Clare on 07533 333316.