Woman who dropped 2st launches new Slimming World group in Capel St Mary

Sarah Riseborough after losing two stone.

Sarah Riseborough after losing two stone. - Credit: Archant

A slimmer who transformed her life by losing two stone is using her success to shape a new career helping others lose weight too.

Sarah Riseborough before weight loss.

Sarah Riseborough before weight loss. - Credit: Archant

Sarah Riseborough is launching her own Slimming World group in Capel St Mary after she trimmed from a size 18 to a size 12 in one year.

The 41-year-old joined Slimming World in Hadleigh in September 2014 weighing 13st 7lbs after having two children – Caiden, five, and Cacey, three.

“Things changed when I became pregnant and suffered with health issues,” Mrs Riseborough said.

“After having my children it was difficult for me to regain my level of fitness. I had returned to work as a full-time soldier but I also had two young children and a husband to take care of too.”

Mrs Riseborough, of Malyon Road, Hadleigh, left the Army as a sergeant in October last year after 22 years.

“I loved the warm and friendly atmosphere I felt when I walked into the room at the group and knew a career as a Slimming World consultant would be the perfect option for me after life in the Army,” she said.

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Mrs Riseborough’s new Slimming World group will start on September 28 at Capel St Mary Methodist Church, The Street, on Monday nights at 7.30pm.

She added: “I absolutely adore the fact that I can make a difference to person’s life; even just one person makes the job so worthwhile.”

Latest figures from Public Health England show that 22% of adults living in the Ipswich/Hadleigh area are seriously overweight or obese – the equivalent of 29,500 people.