My own personal motivation for joining Slimming World was twofold. 2017 was my worst year for health I was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis (policeman’s heel) and I had an accident and damaged my knee which lead to a gout condition. Then sadly in October 2017 my cousin Dave died suddenly of a massive heart attack. He was in his early 50’s and overweight, and as I was nearing his age and overweight these two major factors were my motivation, I needed in order to join Slimming World. My wife, Mair, was already a Member so I went along to group with Mair to support me. Support is the most important thing and I couldn’t have lost 6 stones without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own Consultant and group.