Plate piled high with all the wrong things?
Ieuan lost over 2 stone and has his eyes open wide!
Retired administrator Ieuan has lost over 2 stone and now has a spring in his step!
“It was probably one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. My wife and I were on holiday and called into a typical Spanish market. I was searching through the leather belts to find one to fit when the stall-holder shouted to me, “We haven’t got belts for fat bellies!” Shocked and embarrassed I knew I had to do something about my weight.
It’s a pleasure to go to class
On our return, Linda and I joined Slimtone. I thought I’d be awkward as the only man in the class, but I was wrong, there’s always two or three of us. And it’s always a pleasure to go, everyone is so friendly and supportive. And Marie never has a go at you. She always has a smile and has some encouraging words to spur you on.
I feel so much better too. It was like carrying a sack of potatoes around with you all the time. Now I have a spring in my step.
A real eye-opener too
It’s been a real eye-opener too. We used to enjoy a Magnum ice cream, and sometimes ate two on the go. When I saw how much sugar and fat we were eating, I soon stopped and now have one occasionally as a treat. It’s the same with other meals – instead of pasties, sausage rolls and chips, we look out for lighter alternatives, and make swaps such as using light cheese on our pasta.
I’ve also learned to control the portions I have. We always used to have a big dinner plate piled high with food. Now we use a medium-sized plate and watch our portion sizes.
So friendly and encouraging
The best thing about Slimtone is the people. It’s easy to join in the conversation with the others in the class. There’s lots of ideas and everyone encourages everyone else. Of course, we don’t just talk about food and weight all the time either, it’s a real social event.