FOR DAWN FORBES a consultation with a lung specialist about getting a double transplant for Pulmonary Hypertension was the wake-up call she needed to do something about her weight.
The Keith woman had struggled for years to lose weight through dieting and restricting herself on the things she liked – but as has been the case for many, for one reason or another it never worked.
All that changed when she read of the success stories being told by others – now she is the latest ‘convert’ and from next month will begin a new career, encouraging others to follow her lead when she launches a new career as a Slimming World consultant.
She told insideMORAY: “After looking online for weight loss ideas Slimming World kept coming up with great success stories – and I was delighted to see there was a local class nearby.
“Nervously, the next day I decided to go to group and see what it was all about. Within no time I was put as ease by the consultant Lorraine and the existing members. Learning about food optimising showed me that I could enjoy unlimited free foods never depriving myself and still enjoy food like curries, burger and chips and even a glass of wine.
“I’ve lost two stone and maintained this loss for over a year – which means I’m a Diamond member. I’m now also able to enjoy light exercise and it has made an amazing difference to me and my health, meaning that at present lung transplant is not needed.
“I couldn’t have done it without the weekly support through IMAGE therapy sessions, celebrating your success, giving motivation, ideas and encouragement.”
Dawn is now looking forward to helping others achieve their weight loss dreams as she re-launches the local Keith group at The Royal British Legion, Balloch Road, Keith, AB55 5EN at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
For more information contact Dawn can be contacted by telephoning 07763 032849.