A WHITCHURCH woman has bees crowned by her local Slimming World consultant as a lifetime Target Member after losing four stone in weight.

Sally Shorter, from the town, was recovering from an operation in 2016 and couldn't work for two months when she started to put weight on, but after seeing a picture of herself on Christmas Day, enough was enough.

She said: "In 2017 I decided I needed to do something urgently about my weight.

"I looked on the website and found my local Slimming World group in Whitchurch and went along, feeling very nervous but I didn’t need to worry as I met the consultant who soon put me at ease with a lovely welcome. Going to a group meeting has meant I have managed to stick to the plan because of the huge levels of support on offer.

"Having a consultant like Tina Hayward, who is very invested in the success of her members is invaluable. Knowing that she cares about the weight loss journey but also about the members who are at target means the desire to attend group each week and the support also from the group members and the social team is great and gives lots of ideas and thoughts for the week ahead to stay on plan.

"I have so much more energy in my body and of course less weight to lift. My daughter is really enjoying us now spending more time outdoors and I feel I am now giving her new experiences in things I could not have even dreamed of doing last year.

"By losing the weight I really do owe a lot to Slimming World and to Tina, I am a brand new person who’s now fit and healthy and most importantly a better mum to my lovely daughter.

Tina added: “I’m so proud of Sally and the inspirational way in which she’s maintained her weight loss. It’s always great for new members to meet Sally, now a social team member."