A weight-loss mum who turned her life around by shedding the pounds has opened her own support group.
Louise Greenaway is heading up the Slimming World group in Amble, which will meet each Wednesday at 9.30am in the town’s Parish Hall, on Dovecote Street.
The mum-of-two was inspired to do this after the UK-based weight-loss organisation helped her in her own battle to slim down.
She said: “I loved Slimming World so much, that I decided to open my own group, and I can’t wait to meet people as they begin their weight-loss journey. Like all consultants, I joined Slimming World as a member so I really do understand the challenges – and the joys – that losing weight brings. And I know that, with the help and support of me and the friendly members in our group, together we really can do it!”
Reflecting on her weight-loss journey, she said: “I’ve always struggled with my weight. Over the years I have tried many fad diets, never succeeding and always feeling miserable and unhappy.
“I hated the thought of going shopping for new clothes as I never felt comfortable or attractive in most things.
“The unhappier I became, the more I ate, eating huge portions and sweet foods, even when I wasn’t hungry.”
Louise decided to join her local Slimming World group in a bid to kick the pounds once and for all.
She said: “I was excited to join the group, but I was also nervous and I was dreading stepping on the scales. However, there was no need as the consultant was very welcoming and as I looked around the rest of the group were all smiling and chatting and were very friendly.
“I was looking forward to joining the group and starting my weight-loss journey and I knew straight away that this group was the best way to do it.
“At the scales it was refreshing that I could choose my own target weight, as before I had been told what weight I must be.
“I immediately fell in love with the food-optimising plan. I was amazed at all the food I could eat and still lose weight and never feel hungry.”
For more information about Louise’s group, call her on 07859 056277 or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk