A 'new year, new me' outlook could not be truer for a local weight loss group as they celebrate a milestone anniversary of weight loss goals.
This New Year marks 50 years since the very first Slimming World group opened its doors and members of the Rodbourne Slimming World groups, run by Sammi Lamb, are looking forward to celebrating the golden milestone in style.
Sammi Lamb, a consultant at Slimming World, said: "The groups, who lost a combined weight of 581 stone in 2018, has lots of exciting plans to mark the anniversary and they’d love even more people to join the festivities - and benefit from 50 years of super-slimming experience along the way.
“If anyone in Swindon is thinking of embarking on a weight-loss journey this January, Slimming World Rodbourne is definitely the place to be - not only do we have a fabulous group of people losing weight beautifully and ready to support new members, we also have a fabulously fun calendar of celebrations planned throughout the year.
“Our Food Optimising eating plan is based around satiety and energy density - eating foods that are best at satisfying your appetite and have fewest calories per gram of food - so you learn how to make healthy choices and lose weight - and keep it off - without feeling hungry.
"There’s no such thing as a ‘quick fix’ when it comes to losing weight and Slimming World has always offered sustainable, long-term weight loss, so it’s definitely the best choice for anyone wanting to get slim for life this January - and to have a great time in the process.”
One attendee of the group Nicky Cowe, who attends the Rodbourne Tuesday evening group, has breached a new target by losing 5 and half stone with Slimming World. Of her achievement Sammi added: "Nicky has been incredible - she’s like a different person. She holds her head higher, has so much more confidence and is an integral part of our group. Losing 5 and a half stone through Food Optimising and enjoying everyday, normal food, has been a fantastic journey to witness.
"Nicky has shown that when people believe in you - and you believe in yourself - you can do anything you set your mind to. I am sure that her weight loss will inspire other people to get started on their own journey and know that there’s a whole group of people waiting to support them every step of the way - especially at the Rodbourne groups.”
Sammi’s Slimming World groups are held at Rodbourne Methodist Church every Monday evening at 5.30pm and 7.30pm and Tuesday mornings at 9.30am, and Even Swindon Community Centre every Tuesday at 5.30pm.
Sammi Lamb: 07846162375