From mumsy to model mum
38-year-old Emma Scarborough joined her local Slimming World group in Spalding, Lincolnshire and lost 4st* in 8 months to transform her family's life forever.
“As a child I was always told I was ‘big-boned’, and I struggled with my weight in my teens and into adulthood. Having five children gave me the excuse to eat what I wanted... and my weight grew with my family. When a friend recommended Slimming World to me, it felt like a real lifeline.
"It took a while to pluck up the courage to walk through the door to my local group, but when I did, I got a warm welcome from the Consultant and other members. I sat down and learnt all about how I could eat delicious, family-friendly meals and could have my fill of pasta and potatoes, meat and veggies and would never go hungry again. It sounded too good to be true, but I went away that week and really stuck to plan, and lost weight… every week.
"I couldn’t have done it without my group. The support is everything to me and I’ve made lifelong friends – friends that still support me even now, all these years after joining.
The fun, the laughter, the support – everything you get in group is what Slimming World is all about, and what makes it so special and different to other weight loss organisations.
"It took a little while to convince my family about the healthy eating side of it – they asked how I could eat a big bowl of spag bol or Slimming World chips and lose weight – but now they know no other way to cook. I have so much more energy since losing weight, and I can dance around with my youngest two and run around with a football in the park – it’s brilliant. Now, I feel like I’m showing my family the best way to live their lives and be fit and healthy as well.
"I'm still so very passionate about the amazing food I get to eat. I enjoy the most delicious burgers, roast dinners and we also make our own Chinese 'fakeaways'. All the recipes are simple, quick and easy to make, and the whole family can enjoy them too.
"I’m living happy at my chosen target weight and am planning a really exciting career with Slimming World. Losing weight in such a caring and motivating group helped me realise that I wanted to help others feel the same as I do now. I’m also planning on living to a ripe old age where I can see my children grow up and get married, and I plan on enjoying every second of my amazing new life."
*Weight loss will vary due to your individual circumstances and how much weight you have to lose.
*Weight loss will vary due to your individual circumstances and how much weight you have to lose
You'll find more delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.