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I lost over 7.5 stone after GP referral to Slimming World!

Written by on October 13, 2021

Article Published on Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:22 PM by

I lost over 7.5 stone after GP referral to Slimming World!

Doctors referral to Slimming World has changed my life!

Sara is over 7.5 stone lighter thanks to Slimming World

Sara is a member with Kelly Turner at Hill Street Community Centre, has lost over 7.5 stone, and has shared her inspirational story to help others. Here she tells us her story, in her own words…

In January 2020, I had an appointment with a neurologist about my back. I am facing vertebral fusion surgery and he stated that if I had surgery without losing weight my recovery would be difficult and prolonged. At the same time I was also experiencing pre-diabetic symptoms. I went to visit my GP surgery and saw the nurse for a ‘Well Woman’ check. She carried out blood tests and they indicated that I was close to becoming diabetic. I immediately asked the nurse for a referral to Slimming World to support me in losing weight.

In March 2020 I began my journey, 2 weeks prior to the pandemic lockdown and restrictions being put in place. I found that even though we were meeting via Zoom the support and encouragement from Kelly and the wider group gave me the impetus to focus on my goals. By the end of the 12 week referral period I had lost over 10% of my starting weight, achieving my club 10 award and I decided that the journey was only just beginning. I achieved my bronze body magic award and really started to enjoy a new healthy eating and fitness lifestyle.

The here and now

The group has been meeting face to face again for a few months now and it has been great to have the encouragement of the ladies and gents in #hillstreetgang for the final push to reach my goal. Kelly has been amazing too!
I really enjoy sharing hints and tips with people that I have befriended along the way. I have found my Slimming World journey much easier than the fad diets I have previously tried and failed with. It is simple to follow, flexible and I’m still eating delicious food without ever feeling deprived
In 17 months, in August 2021, I reached my target weight, having lost 7 stone 9 ½ pounds. In the last 14 months I have lost 6” on my chest, 6” on my waist and 7” on my hips. I have dropped a total of 5 dress sizes and I am loving shopping for a new wardrobe. I now swim twice a week before work and do 2 other regular weekly workouts. I’m feeling fabulous!

Kelly, Slimming World consultant of 5 years states;

I feel so privileged to have played a part in Sara’s transformation. She has come so far, especially over the last year which has been so challenging for many of us. Whilst much has changed Sara’s determination and motivation has remained the same and I couldn’t be more proud of everything she has achieved- she is a real inspiration to the whole group.

Given the links between COVID-19, obesity and the impact lockdown gas had on our health and wellbeing, I know lots if people are worrying about their weight more than ever before. I really hope Sara’s weight loss inspires people in Rugby and shows them that now is the time to take the first step of their journey. There’s a whole group of people waiting to support them every step of the way, and absolutely no judgement.

◎ Kelly Turners Slimming World groups are held every Monday evening and Tuesday morning at Hill Street Community Centre. To join out find out more call Kelly on 07806 673606
◎ We have groups open through Rugby, throughout the week, to find out more about joining your nearest group visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk
◎ We are currently hiring throughout Rugby, contact Clare on 07824 553675 to find out more about exciting opportunities in your area

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