Happier hiding yourself away?

Emily lost an amazing 8 stone and burst onto the festival scene.

Here’s how….

22-year old Emily has lost an amazing 8 stone and now loves going out with her friends.

“I wasn’t happy and had absolutely no confidence. I hated going out and definitely wouldn’t go out at all if it involved food. Once I started losing weight all that changed!

My Nan had been coming to Slimtone for a long time. She’d had problems with her back and hips and lost around 2½ stone ages ago. Her health was so much better, but she still goes to class and has stayed at her target weight for years. When I was in school, I used to go along with her every now and again. I’d lose a few pounds but never really stuck to it.

I’m a nursery assistant in one of the local primary schools. I love the atmosphere and being with the children, but you need a lot of energy as we’re always doing lots of different things. I knew it would be even better if I lost some weight and had a little more confidence.

With a lot of encouragement from my family, I joined Slimtone again. It was great going along to class with my Nan and everyone was so welcoming. Now that I was older, I understood what it was all about. I realised that you don’t need to eat so much food, and that I was in control.

As the pounds melted away my confidence grew. I felt so much happier and healthier. I could share clothes with others in the family – and even buy things in the high street shops!

I’ve even bought a swimsuit and have gone in the hot tub! That’s something I would NEVER have done when I was bigger. I wouldn’t let anyone see me, I was always covering myself up.

Coming to class has been great. Marie is so encouraging and never tells you off! The other people here are too – they share their ideas and are always so delighted when I’ve lost a few more pounds.

Slimtone has showed me the right way to eat. There’s so much to choose from on the Lifestyle Plan – you’re never bored.   I plan ahead much more now and always make something to take with me if I’m going out. I also drink lots of water.

One of my favourite meals is the Sweet Chilli Chicken and I also like the chicken curry with mushrooms. The recipes are so straight-forward and are really tasty.

I can’t believe that I’ve lost all this weight. It is such a boost to my confidence. I love going out with my friends now and meeting new people. I’ve just come back from the V Festival in Stafford, it was great and something I definitely would never even have considered before.

My advice to anyone who wants to lose weight is to join Slimtone. All the support is there and the talks are really worthwhile. It is so friendly, we always have a laugh and it really does work!


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