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Super slimmer named Hoole’s Woman of the Year 2018

Posted on - 14th October, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News

A super slimmer has been named Hoole’s Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2018 after shedding 5st 4lb.

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Emma Parkinson, 30, from Croston, has gone from 17st 3lbs to 11st 13lbs in just under a year.

Her new weight loss has made her drop from a size 18 to a size 12.

Emma said: “I never could have dreamt that I’d be in this position when I first began my weight loss journey. Losing weight has made such a big difference to me. My health is better, I have more energy, I’m happier and I feel more comfortable in my own skin.”

She joined Slimming World after becoming increasingly unhappy with her size.

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“I started to put on weight on when I started a new relationship with my now husband Jim. The weight increased after having my little girl and whilst I was on maternity leave. I tried lots of different ways to lose weight but they usually left me feeling hungry or miserable – or both, in fact. With Slimming World it’s completely different.

“I know a lot of people worry about joining a slimming club because they don’t know what to expect. Right from the first moment I walked into my Slimming World group I felt comfortable though, and the support I’ve received has been amazing.

“What a year 2018 has been so far! I married the love of my life Jim in February and felt amazing on my wedding day! Then in May I took the bold step changing career.”

Emma’s weight loss gave her the confidence to become a Donor Carer for NHS Blood and Transplant.

She said: “This was something I had always wanted to do, but losing the weight and my new found belief in myself gave me the courage and confidence to take the plunge. I’m so glad I did as giving blood is so very important, and I absolutely love my job! I’d love for as many people as possible to experience that new found health and confidence that I have!”

Hoole’s Slimming World is run by Jo Stringfellow every Saturday at 9am at Hoole Village Hall.

You can join or find out more by calling Jo on 07763647892.

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