Ipswich woman loses eight stone in 18 months and urges others to join her new Slimming World club

Christine Ward before losing eight stone in weight and eight dress sizes in two years, and right, th

Christine Ward before losing eight stone in weight and eight dress sizes in two years, and right, the new slimline version - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich woman who lost eight stone and eight dress sizes in 18 months has urged others to join her Slimming World club.

Christine Ward, 42, of Fulham Way, off Bramford Road, said joining another local club herself “transformed” her life and given her a newfound confidence.

Ms Ward, a marketing and account manager Cogent Technology in Long Melford, admits she has been overweight her whole life before a friend urged her to join a Slimming World club.

She said: “Before starting the group I felt so low and lethargic and plucking up the courage to join Slimming World class was a hard decision

“But before I knew it the weight started to drop off and in just 18 months I had lost eight stone and eight dress sizes.

“I could hardly believe how easy it was, and I was motivated for the first time in my life to lose weight.

“I enjoyed absolutely everything the plan had to offer. I could still eat lovely meals like Spaghetti Bolognese, steak and chips and chicken curry – just with a few recipe tweaks to ensure they were still healthy options.”

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She started doing things she hadn’t done in years, such as swimming, playing tennis and shopping in “normal” clothes shops rather than being restricted to plus size clothes stores.

“I have never felt pressurised – only encouraged – to lose weight,” she added.

Ms Ward is now starting her own Slimming World club and is urging as many people as possible to sign up.

It takes place at the Bramford Road Methodist Church in Ipswich on Thursday, October 8. Sessions start at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Please call Ms Ward on 07496 171329 or email her via christineward1973@gmail.com.

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