Emily’s joy as she loses weight and gains a job

Emily Joy from Southwater - before and after SUS-151218-152043001
Emily Joy from Southwater - before and after SUS-151218-152043001

Southwater resident, Emily Joy, ate her way to losing 2st 7 lbs at her local Slimming World group.

Emily, 25, joined the Southwater Slimming World group in January 2015 with her mum.

She shares how with the support of her mum and the group, she was able to lose weight, all by eating her favourite foods: “On that first night as I walked into group, I was nervous but knew I needed to be there. I had made up my mind that I didn’t want to carry on feeling worthless because of my weight and how I looked.”

She had previously tried lots of other diets without any success, and with a stressful job and low self esteem, was turning to food more and more as a form of comfort. Upon seeing a picture of herself last Christmas and being horrified with what she saw, she decided to take action.

“A leaflet for Slimming World came through my door, and it was like a sign! I had a look at the website and saw that I could still eat proper food - I was thrilled!”

Since joining her local Slimming World group, Emily has eaten her way to success, losing 2st 7 lbs enjoying curries, spaghetti bolognese and pizza, all guilt free.

“I couldn’t believe all of the choice I had and how easy it all was! Being a vegetarian is so simple at Slimming World, and I never have to go hungry.”

By being a part of her weekly group, Emily has learnt how to Food Optimise and cook delicious meals, all whilst socialising with her new found friends. Nearly a year down the line, and with a sparkling new confidence, Emily is relaunching the Southwater Slimming World group as their new consultant.

“I’m no longer hiding away and gaining weight, I’m now gaining a new career helping others to reach their dreams.”

Emily’s group of Slimming World is relaunching on Thursday December 31at 5.30pm at Southwater Village Hall Southwater, RH13 9HX and will run every Thursday at 7.30pm thereafter. Please contact Emily on 07913398330 for more details.