Here comes the bride...
How bride-to-be Hollie Majthenyi from Derbyshire lost 1st 8lbs* to help improve her confidence. She's getting married in 2017 and she can't wait to say 'I do' in her dream wedding dress.
“My diet was in need of a complete makeover as I lived on vending machine food – crisps, biscuits, chocolate – you name it! I blamed the stress of sitting exams, although deep down, I knew I was making the wrong choices.
“I joined Slimming World hoping I might drop a couple of dress sizes and look a bit better in my Facebook pictures. Admittedly, I was embarrassed about joining a slimming club. I thought my friends would make fun of me, so I kept quiet and asked my mum to come along for moral support.
“We were both welcomed by the warm and friendly smile of my Consultant, Jo who sat us down with other new members as she explained Food Optimising. We listened to all the fantastic weight losses and inspirational stories. Mum and I went home with a head full of ideas and decided to give it everything.
I swapped my chocolaty breakfast cereals for a grilled breakfast and enjoyed lots of lovely salads, soups and home-made sandwiches throughout the day. I had the biggest smile on my face when Jo told me that I’d lost 4½lbs!
“Week by week IMAGE Therapy changed my life and knowing that the other group members (who were fast becoming friends) cared about my weight loss, and I cared about theirs, made me even more motivated to make the right food choices. As I lost weight I became more outgoing at group. I really loved hearing about other people’s experiences, learning about recipes and sharing my favourite low-Syn treats, like two-finger Kit Kats!
“Last year my boyfriend, Luke, proposed and I said 'yes'! I'm really looking forward to my wedding next year. I've already started looking for my dress and planning the day – I'm so excited!" “Losing weight did wonders for my confidence. Then, Jo asked me if I’d consider being a Slimming World Consultant. I opened my first group in 2010 and now I'm a team manager and run two groups in Derbyshire.
*Weight loss will vary due to your individual circumstances and how much weight you have to lose
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