A woman who lost nine stone but had to go back to the drawing board after putting the weight back on is to become a consultant to help others slim down.
Sarah Feeley will use her experience of both the highs and lows of losing weight to lead a group every week at All Saints Church in Midland Road, Wellingborough, starting this week.
After quitting the weight loss group several years ago, Sarah, of Wellingborough, piled back on the nine stone she had worked hard to lose.
So she rejoined Slimming World in August last year and has since lost more than four-and-a-half stone.
Within just three weeks of rejoining the group, her consultant suggested that she should become a group leader herself and help others.
She said: “When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight, but now I just can’t wait to get started.
“It’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me, so that I can give my members the support they need to get to their target.
“On top of that, I’ve got a new career. It’s well-paid and the hours fit around my lifestyle, but best of all I’m doing something that I’m passionate about.
“Slimming World isn’t just about changing what you eat. It’s all about getting the support to choose a healthier lifestyle, like finding ways to become more active even if you’re not very mobile or don’t like excersise. As a slimmer myself, I know how hard it can be. I couldn’t have lost over four stone without my consultant and my group.
“Sharing recipes and other ideas, and overcoming disappointments as well as celebrating success was all part of the journey, so there will be lots of support, encouragement and fun at my Slimming World group.”
Sarah’s experience means she knows the delight at shedding nine stone to get to her dream weight after joining Slimming World back in 2007.
But after she stopped her frequent visits to the group, she put weight back on and last year found herself at her lowest, feeling completely miserable and hiding away from activities and seeing her friends.
She decided to rejoin Slimming World to help her keep the weight off and her weight loss has helped her to find a renewed confidence and allowed her to love life again.
For more information or to join Sarah’s weight loss group, which starts on Tuesday, April 7, either pop along for her first session or call her on 07805 658380.