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A Rutherglen woman is urging locals serious about losing weight and changing their lives to join Slimming World.

Andrea Greaves, who followed the group's food optimising healthy eating plan for a year, has dropped from a clothes size 16/18 to a size 14.

Despite lockdown restrictions, Andrea was able to stay on plan thanks to local Slimming World consultant, Aleksandra.

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Andrea told Lanarkshire Live : “I joined my local group in January 2020 I weighed 14st 7lbs and now having lost 3st 3.5lbs I now weigh 11st 3.5lbs

“This year has had its ups and downs, and although it’s been challenging to stay motivated at times, the constant support of my group and consultant – both in person and virtually when our group wasn’t able to open – has kept me going.”

Andrea lacked confidence before she joined the Rutherglen slimming group (Image: Handout)

Andrea decided to join Slimming World as she did not feel confident to be in any photos with her baby girl.

And after someone passed a rude remark regarding Andrea’s weight, she decided that was the “final straw.”

Since her journey began, he confidence has grown and she is now happy to have her photo’s taken with her little girl again.

The 42-year-old added: “I can wear outfits that show off my waist which I always tried to hide before joining Slimming World.

“Being overweight certainly affected my mental health.

“This has improved massively since losing weight. I enjoy making healthier choices and know this is a lifestyle change for me.

“I would encourage anyone looking to lose weight to contact their local group with a view to joining - you wont regret it”.

Aleksandra, who runs the Kings Park Hotel group that Andrea attends, says she’s extremely proud of her client.

She added: “Andrea has come so far since the first time she walked through my group doors and watching her transform into confident new person has been inspiring to see.

“I’ve no doubt she will inspire other people to lose weight too and show that, whether you’ve got a little or a lot of weight to lose”.

To join or find out more call Aleksandra on 07731 456 808.

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