Like a lot of people, my weight had crept on over the years but seeing myself in a family photo was the last straw - I was horrified! I knew I had to do something about it. I tried to diet on my own but I couldn't stick with it so I decided to join Slimming World. I was welcomed into the group by a smiling friendly Consultant who explained how the plan worked. I was amazed (and sceptical) at the amount of food you could eat, but she was right! I lost 2.5 stones without ever going hungry. Everyone in our group understands what it's like to be overweight. They are so welcoming you will feel like you have walked into a roomful of friends and in no time you will be collecting your awards and certificates as you shed those pounds.