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Ardrossan slimmer transformed by five stone 13lbs weight loss - Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald

A SUPER slimmer from Ardrossan has transformed her life after losing five stone and 13lbs.

Jane Hewlitts was on holiday with her friend in Spain when she decided she needed to do something about her weight.

She said: “We explored a lot of the area where her house was and I was really struggling with all of the walking.

"I was embarrassed to be so unfit. Looking at the photos, I was appalled at how I had let myself go.”

Jane decided to join her local Slimming World group in Ardrossan.

She had tried other ways of losing weight in the past but had never managed to stick at them in the long term to maintain the weight loss.

Marlene Martin who runs the groups in Ardrossan said: “It can be such a big deal for someone to take that first step to walk into a Slimming World group. No one will ever be met with any judgement.

"All our groups are filled with members who are all their with the same goal – to feel healthier and happier in themselves.”

Jane was delighted to find a really simple plan that was easy to follow.

Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan is designed for their members to fill up on tasty and super filling foods such as pasta, and lean meats, while still being able to enjoy their favourite meals and dishes, such as curries, pizzas and desserts.

Jane said: “I love the plan. I don’t feel deprived. If I want something, I can have it.

"I can still have good sized portions too.”

To begin with, Jane started to walk the odd mile here and there.

As the weight came off, Jane found walking much easier.

Before she knew it, was walking 20-30miles a week. She said: “I love being out in the fresh air. I can climb hills without needing to stop every few yards and feel so much healthier.

"It has made a huge difference to my health and life”.

In 2021, Jane’s daughter got married and Jane felt fantastic when she went shopping for her Mother of the Bride outfit.

"Now Jane can look at the wedding photographs and be really proud of how well she has done, having reached her personally chosen target weight.

Marlene said: “I am delighted for Jane.

"She is such an inspiration.”

For more details, visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk.