SENIOR Slimming World consultant Tina Whewell has recently celebrated 28 years of helping and supporting people lose weight and develop a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Tina said: “I joined Slimming World as a member over 29 years ago and fell in love with how much I could eat and everything the group offered me (help, support, understanding plus much more) that I became a consultant and opened my first group in Ormskirk on September 13 1993.
“I have gone on to achieve numerous local and national awards and win some fantastic holidays - just for doing a job I love! But more importantly I’ve helped thousands of slimmers lose weight and transform their health and well-being, including members who have lost a staggering 10, 11 and 12 stone. I’ve also supported many many members to achieve their ‘Target’ weight - one of my ‘Target’ members has maintained her ‘Target’ weight for more than 17 years!
“I am even more passionate about what I do now than when I first started all those years ago and I still love having the opportunity to help struggling slimmers on their weight loss journey. It’s still a great feeling sharing my knowledge and experience to help everyone to lose weight and to stay on track, especially when they begin to waver (which I still do from time to time).
“There’s never any judgment or criticism in my group only help and support from people who know exactly how you feel.”
Tina openly admits her own journey hasn’t been plain sailing but with the support of her group she is now back at ‘Target’ and more than 4st lighter.
She added: “I know what it’s like to struggle and to have weeks where I’ve not lost weight but it’s a great feeling to be at a weight, I haven’t been for well over 20 years. And to think I’ve done it without ever going hungry or giving up the odd treat is so liberating.”