AN Arundel slimming group is relaunching with one of its members taking over control.
Katie Argent, 35, is a new consultant who began her own weight-loss journey in the autumn.
With the help of Amy Casey, consultant and team developer, she has lost more than a stone and is now feeling much more confident.
Amy said: “Katie is looking forward to the lighter side of life and is now well underway with her weight-loss journey.
“Since joining, she has been so pleased with how she is feeling, so much more confident and loves going shopping for clothes. She now wants to help others to do and feel the same.”
A desperate shopping trip last summer sent Katie into a spiral of self doubt and depression. She knew something needed to change for her and her family’s future, and found the answer at Arundel Slimming World.
Katie had been shopping in preparation for three summer weddings and a family holiday. She tried on dress after dress in a size 18 but was horrified at her reflection and said she could no longer see herself in the person looking back at her.
Having settled for the least terrible dress in the pile, her shock on seeing the wedding photos afterwards made her feel uncomfortable and scared about her upcoming holiday.
Katie explained: “I was worried about being the biggest girl on the beach and that people would be staring and laughing as I tried to play with my two young children.”
She looked for a swimsuit that would cover as much of her body as possible. Although a bikini might have been more comfortable in the 40-degree heat, she suffered in silence, refusing to wear anything more revealing.
“After the holiday, a friend of mine was singing the praises of the Slimming World group she had recently joined and encouraged me to go with her,” added Katie.
The thought of those wedding photos cemented her decision to join and she finally signed up in November.
Since then, she has lost more than a stone and learned how to make her favourite meals in a healthy way.
She said the group was friendly and supportive, with members who were honest about their experiences.
Katie is relaunching the Arundel Slimming World group at Arundel Scout Hall, in Green Lane Close, on Saturday, March 12, with sessions at 9am and 11am. Contact Katie on 07795193346 for more details.
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