All together, the members of the Kirkcaldy Wednesday 5.30pm Slimming World group are now 157 stone lighter than they were in January 2019.
Consultant Kerry Black set up the group at the start of the year, and is now re-launching Kirkcaldy’s Templehall Parish Church group in the hope to help even more members! Due to take place Fridays at 9.30am, the group started on November 8th.
Members attend the group every week and follow Slimming World’s Food Optimizing eating plan, created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists. This encourages members to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses and fruit and veg.
Lindsey Kay from Glenrothes has lost eight stone as a member, to drop from a size 24 to a size 10/12.
She says: “Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you’re never hungry so I’ve never felt as though I was on a diet.
“Before I joined Slimming World, I thought losing weight meant going to the gym and counting calories. Now I know it’s about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active.
“Reaching this milestone as a group just proves the huge change that we’ve all made to our lives, some people who’ve lost big amounts of weight have probably even saved their lives.
“It is brilliant to celebrate together as well because that is how we have been losing weight – together. Every week we support and encourage each other and share tips and recipes, and on top of that, we have a lot of fun.
“The support and inspiration we get from our Consultant Kerry has also been integral to our success.
“Because she has lost weight herself and battled anxiety/health issues, she understands the ups and downs of slimming and can offer us help and advice based on her own experience. Without her I don’t think we’d have achieved nearly as much.”
Kerry says: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so beautifully. It has made a big difference to their lives and to their whole families’ lives, and all of them are happier and healthier now.
“Slimming has never been more important. 65% of Kirkcaldys population are overweight, and I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that.”
Kerry runs the group at Templehall Parish Church on Friday mornings at 9.30am and everyone is welcome! Other groups held by Kerry are in Kirkcaldy Windsor Hotel on Wednesdays at 5.30pm and Thursdays at 7.30, 9.30 and 11.30am. Groups are fun, friendly, warm and caring with help and understanding to achieve your dream weight.
Please feel free to attend or contact Kerry for more information on 07954818585
Find out more about joining your local Slimming World group online here.