Steyning slimmers' group to be relaunched

When Miranda and Michelle joined Slimming World never did they think it would lead to a life changing career.

Miranda and Michelle
Miranda and Michelle

As the two ladies embark on their new ventures with Slimming World, an incredible 11 stone lighter they embrace the opportunity to help even more people realise their dreams of weight loss.

Miranda joined her local Slimming World group a year ago after suffering a lifetime of yo-yo dieting, severe sickness during pregnancy lead her weight to go up and down and despite trying many things to keep the weight off she struggled. After having her second baby Miranda said: “I vowed to regain control of my weight but with baby blues and caring for my new born and a toddler the comfort eating became too much and the weight pilled back on.”

Years went by with Miranda continuing to comfort eat until one day she suffered a nasty fall and broke her knee, the consultant at the time said it was purely down to her excess weight and something needed to be done. For Miranda though this wasn’t the final straw. She took her children to a theme park and that’s where her life began to change, as three workers pushed and heaved her into the rollercoaster she knew enough was enough and 4 days later joined her local Slimming World group.

Michelle joined her local group in 2011 after always being ‘the big one’ and having two children. Breastfeeding, Michelle was always told the fattier the foods the better the milk for the babies and at the time she believed that was the best for her family.

As the years went by and she continued to enjoy fatty foods she realised it would be harder to look after the children as they grew. Michelle says: “I got to a point when I looked at my children and thought there will become a day when I need to run after you and I can’t do it like this.”

Michelle went along to a group in Sutton where she then lived and found out alongside our incredibe, generous Food Optimising eating plan Slimming World also offers additional information for breastfeeding mums and work with the Royal College of Midwives to help new and expectant mums. ‘If only I knew this earlier’ Michelle thought but one year later and 5 stone lighter she didn’t look back and has now been a Target member ever since enjoying free membership.

Miranda relaunches the Steyning group on Wednesday 19th October, 5:30 and 7:30pm at St. Johns Ambulance HQ, Middle Mead, Steyning and Michelle opens a brand new group at Worthing Rugby Club, Roundtone Lane, Angmering, Thursday 20th October at 7:30pm. The would both love to help anyone who wants to achieve their own weight loss dreams.

Contributed by Stefan Field, Slimming World Consultant

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