Thursday, 26 November 2015

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Cumbrian super slimmer drops more than six stones - and six dress sizes

Sarah Watson has shed six-and-a-half stone and dropped a staggering six dress sizes.

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Sarah Watson

Her amazing weight loss has led to her being named woman of the year at the Slimming World group in Cockermouth which she attends. And she will now go forward to represent the town at the Lancaster and Cumbria regional finals of the competition.

The 34-year-old decided to do something about her ever-increasing weight just over two years ago.

She said: “I started to put on weight when I left home to go to university and steadily kept getting bigger throughout my twenties. Living on my own it was easy to eat rubbish and being a comfort eater I made it worse piling on more weight when I didn’t cope very well with losing my mum in 2007.”

Like many women, Sarah tried a lot of diets on the market, but said she did not succeed in any of them.

But after starting the Slimming World diet, she has seen the weight fall off.

“I never thought I would ever get near being a normal size,” she said. “But so far I’ve dropped six dress sizes and it’s made such a huge difference.

“I’ve got so much more energy and I can do things now that I couldn’t dream of before.”

Sarah said that she has always wanted to lose weight to be fit and active and has achieved her goal.

She has taken part in her first half marathon and triathlon and completed this year’s Race for Life and Swimathon with other members of the slimming club, raising £1,000.

She is now urging other woman who are concerned about their weight, to follow her lead and do something about it.

“I know a lot of people worry about joining a slimming club as it can seem really intimidating,” said Sarah. “But from the minute I walked into Slimming World, the support I’ve received from my consultant Jodie and the rest of the group has been brilliant.”

Jodie Law, who runs the Cockermouth and Aspatria groups, said: “I’m so proud of Sarah. Not only does she look fabulous, she’s improved her health and is bursting with energy.

“She’s a huge inspiration to everyone in our group and I hope she inspires other women in the local area to change their lives in the same way.”


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