Meet Janet. When Janet joined LighterLife Loughborough in April 2009 she had an unhealthy BMI of 35.9 and weighed 16 stones. 28 weeks later she is a trim 10 stones 7 lbs with a very healthy BMI of 23.7 - a weight loss of five and a half stones.
In her own words - "I've always struggled with my weight and when my Mum died in 2008 I put even more on. My brother and I decided to spend our first Christmas alone travelling and we went on a trip of a lifetime travelling around South East Asia. We had a fabulous time but it was when we came back and I saw the photographs!!! I looked like a fat middle aged frumpy woman. It certainly gave me the kick I needed.
I went on a diet and lost some weight but it was coming off too slowly. I had met Debbie through a networking group we both belong to and I had a chat with her. She showed me a couple of success stories and it inspired me. I therefore joined LighterLife in April 2009 and now several months later it's literally transformed my life!! Oh the joy of going into a shop and buying what I want and knowing what fits me.
Losing weight has given me back my life - I have the confidence I had as a teenager. I also work in an image conscious profession and I now feel that I deserve to be there."
I'm the owner of thebestofloughborough and am proud to be associated with the local businesses you'll find on our website. Although I was brought up in Manchester, my wife is Loughborough-bred and schooled,...