A Coleraine woman who was made redundant from her job after 27 years, resulting in weight issues and binge eating, has turned things around to lose two stones and become a Slimming World consultant.
Laura McBride said: “I eventually gained a new job after 8 months, which boosted my confidence.
“Some of my work colleagues were already following the Slimming World plan and listening to them talk about the abundance of food you could have and never having to feel hungry, made me feel that this might work for me.
“Being able to choose my own dream weight, rather than being told what weight I could or couldn’t be, reassured me that my consultant believed in me and my dream.
“I formed new friendships, tried new foods and recipes and realised that I wasn’t alone in my journey. The fact that I could eat unlimited rice, pasta and potatoes, and never have to count anything was an absolute dream.”
Laura never missed group as it was so important to her long term success, through the good and bad weeks, its group support that moves members forward.
Reaching her target of over 2 stone before her 50th birthday was the icing on the cake and Laura celebrated feeling amazing and confident, and loved the fact that she could purchase a gorgeous red jumpsuit.
Now, with a combination of eating good food and walking her dogs, it means that she can fit back into her leathers and enjoy many days out with biker friends riding pillion on her husband’s motorbike.
“I was so passionate about the plan that I realised I could help inspire and motivate others to lose weight. I am super excited to run my own group in the Lodge Hotel Coleraine at 9.30am and 11.30am.”
Laura looks forwarding to welcoming existing, past and new members and can be contacted on 07736 253968