Two members of the Abbots Langley Slimming World group have shared their success stories and encouraged others to sign up.
Richard and Kevin who are both members of the village group who meet on Tuesday evenings have praised the programme which they have been on since October 2020.
They said: “We joined Slimming World (SW) in October 2020 as we had both gained weight from lots of overindulgences. Slimming World was a natural choice for us as we both had friends and family that have had great success on SW. We set our Slimming World target and in just one year we have lost a total of nearly six stone between us, with a steady loss each week and reaching our target.
“Doing SW as a couple really helped us, as we had each other for support and to help stay on track. Being there to pick each other up when we had the occasional slow week.
“The weekly group meeting is equally as important and having all the members there sharing stories and giving advice is invaluable with Helen the group leader offering words of encouragement to help you reach your end goal.
“If you are anything like us, this will totally open your dinner options and food that you’ve never thought of having, with some delicious recipes that are cooked in 15 mins or less, like Turkey Saltimbocca.
“When you first join, you’ll be going around the supermarket scanning everything you can to see what the syn value is. This is fun!
“Using the app helps with keeping you on track and understanding the good versus bad weeks and why.
“Mistakes will be made; bad weeks will happen. But the key is to refocus and find the path again.
“At no stage have we felt like we were on a diet, we have both discovered a love for cooking fresh food, our tastes have become more varied, and we have fallen in love with healthy eating, yes, we still have a treat from time to time, but now we have reached our target it’s very easy to stick with the programme to maintain our weight. Knowing that we can still visit group and can continue to use the online resources all for free now (as we are target members) will keep our waistlines in check!”
Slimming World is held at Abbots Langley Community Centre every Tuesday at 5pm and 6.30pm, call Helen on 07708 525356 for more details or just come along.
The Tanners Wood Tuesday morning (9.30am) group with Laura has now moved to the Community Centre too.