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Slimming World Doddinghurst and Warley: New bride says joining group changed her life

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 June 2019

Doddinghurst and Warley Slimming World consultant Karen Barker, shares the story of one of her members Stacy Neale-Chambers.

Doddinghurst and Warley Slimming World consultant Karen Barker, shares the story of one of her members Stacy Neale-Chambers.

Stacy Neale-Chambers

This month, Doddinghurst and Warley Slimming World's consultant Karen Baker shares Stacy Neale-Chambers' inspiring weight loss story.

Here's Stacy Neale-Chambers story

"After losing weight and getting fit before the birth of my son, I was determined to get straight back into healthy living after he was born but I suffered crippling post natal depression which for me, meant hardly leaving the house for months.

"So sitting around drinking to cope and eating the wrong things saw me inevitably gain weight.

"After seeing pictures of myself at Christmas, I said that January 1, 2018 would be the day my life would change and, true to my word, on that day it did.

"I lost a bit of weight but often ended the day still feeling hungry or feeling like I'd gone without the things I enjoyed.

"On January 22, 2018 I plucked up the courage to walk into a room full of people I didn't know (a huge thing for me) and joined Slimming World and I haven't looked back since.

"Within a few weeks I'd lost half a stone, a few weeks after that I got my stone award.

"The wedding dress that I had ordered two sizes smaller, because I was determined to fit into it, was too big on the day and in actual fact I could've done with going for a dress three sizes smaller.

"All this whilst still eating pasta, rice, potatoes etc - all the foods we're usually advised not to eat.

"It felt like complete madness but at the same time absolute genius!

"I'm now in a dress size I never thought I'd fit into again and have achieved my target of 4st in weight loss!

"Slimming World isn't just about losing weight though, I have made some great friends and the way we all support and take care of each other is just amazing." n

Karen's groups run every Tuesday from 5.30-7.30pm at St Margaret's Catholic Church, Doddinghurst Road, Doddinghurst.

They also run on Saturdays from 8.30am at the Holy Cross and All Saints Catholic Church, Warley Hill, Warley.

For any further information, call Karen on 07825 446 912.

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