A Bedwas woman has her daughter to thank as the inspiration for her five stone weight loss.
Gail Bowden, 56, had been struggling with her weight for a long time and had reached 95kg (15st). She was experiencing terrible pain and swelling in her legs, ankles, and knees, which she believed was due to arthritis.
Her daughter’s upcoming wedding was the motivation she needed to make a change.
Gail decided to join her local Slimming World group in Bedwas and from there, her journey to a healthier lifestyle began. The group’s support was invaluable to Gail, who found that sharing recipes and helping each other was not only helpful but also made for a great night out.
Her consultant provided encouragement and suggestions, which helped her make healthy changes that were sustainable in the long run.
Through her dedication and hard work, Gail has achieved remarkable results. Her current weight is 63kg (9st 13lbs). Gail has been a Diamond target member for six years, a testament to her ongoing commitment to her health and wellbeing.
She said: “I feel amazing now. No pain in my legs at all. I can walk for miles – and even up the hills too.”
Gail’s story is a reminder that it’s never too late to make positive changes in your life. With the right support, dedication, and hard work, it is possible to achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Gail’s journey is a testament to the power of group support from Slimming World and its sustainable approach to weight loss through its Food Optimising eating plan.
Gail added: “Group support every week is a must. Sharing recipes, helping each other – it’s a great night out.”
For anyone struggling with their weight, Gail’s story is an inspiration. It shows that even the most challenging health issues can be overcome with the right support and determination – and the correct personally set weight-loss target.
Gail’s journey is a reminder that it’s not just about losing weight; it’s about gaining a healthier, happier life.
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