Super-slimmer in a bid to help others in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 06:00 07 April 2013

Lorraine before she started Slimming World

Lorraine before she started Slimming World

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AFTER shedding more than six stone, a super-slimmer has started her own weight loss group to help others.

Lorraine Harvie, of Cranborne Gardens, WGC, decided to lose weight after seeing some unflattering photos from a night out.

Not only has losing six-and-a- half stone changed her life, it has also given her a new career.

She said: “I had struggled with my weight since my two children were born.

“The last straw came when I saw myself in the photos taken at my nephew’s engagement party.

“I thought I looked amazing that night but could have cried when I saw what I really looked like.”

The 40-year-old has now trained to be a consultant for Slimming World since going from 22 stone to just over 15 in a year on the plan.

After finding that members were inspired by her story, she thought she could do more good by starting her own group.

“I mentioned it to my friends and family and they all supported me. They also said they would go to a meeting if I ran one, which helped,” the teacher added.

Starting on Thursday, April 11, Mrs Harvie will be holding meetings at the Harwood Hill JMI School, in Harwood Close, WGC, from 7.30pm.

She said: “When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I just cannot wait to get started.

“It is a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me, so that I can give my members the support they need to get to target.”

n For more information or to join Lorraine’s group either pop along on Thursday, April 11, at 7.30pm or call her on 01707 690669.


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