LOSING weight and getting in shape is a popular new year’s resolution with many people and a ‘super slimmer’ from West Lancashire is hoping her story could prove an inspiration to others.
When Christine Dagnall decided last January that it was finally time to shed the pounds after struggling with weight issues for much of her life, little did she know just how successful she would be.
Now, thanks to the support of her local Slimming World group, the 54-year-old has lost five stone and feels “fantastic”.
Christine had tried to slim before but gave up, often being left feeling hungry and regaining any weight she had lost - and more! At her heaviest she had severe breathing problems and struggled with stairs.
Then she decided to join her local Slimming World group.
“I was so nervous when I first joined but I needn’t have worried - everyone was so friendly and welcoming, I was instantly at home. It really is a little community, everyone is so supportive, even when you have had a difficult week. And it’s nice to be around people who genuinely want you to succeed.”
And she couldn’t believe it when her consultant explained how Slimming World’s Food Optimising healthy eating plan worked and she discovered that she could eat lots of everyday foods without weighing and measuring, as well as still enjoying her favourite treats in moderation.
After starting to slim down, Christine also felt confident enough to start being more active and now she likes to get out walking whenever she can.
As well transforming her on the outside, she feels like a new woman on the inside too. “Before starting Slimming World my confidence was at an all time low. Now though my life is completely different, I love buying new clothes - which is just as well as I’'m shrinking out of them fast - and I can definitely be found mugging for the camera!”
Meanwhile her Slimming World consultant says she’s extremely proud of what Christine has achieved. She said: “Christine is proof that if you make small, manageable changes the way you cook and eat and get the right support it is possible to make your New Year’s resolutions a reality.
“I hope Christine inspires people in West Lancashire to choose Slimming World this New Year - everyone’s guaranteed a warm welcome at any of our local groups.”