WHILE most people would be offended to be called a ‘loser’, a pair from Leigh are over the moon to have been named the town’s ‘Greatest Losers’ of 2017.
That’s because Tracey Blatch and Nick Crouch have lost a life-changing 4st 8.5lbs and 6st 7lbs respectively to take their titles, which are awarded to the members of the Leigh Community Centre Slimming World group who have lost the most weight in each session, and feel fabulous as a result.
Tracey, says: “I started weight loss journey because I had reached 50 and was going to Budapest to celebrate; I didn’t want to be the person who had to ask for an extension seatbelt on the plane. I had lost weight on Slimming World before, so I knew it worked and it suited me.”
Tracey Joined the Leigh Community Centre Slimming World group in May 2016 and knew she had found the right plan to lose weight: “I love my food and with the Extra Easy plan I could still eat a lot and never feel hungry and load of fruit, which I love!”
Nick, a proud 59 year-old, joined the Leigh group, which is run by Marie Livings, in January 2016. He says: “I certainly feel a great deal fitter as a result of losing the weight. I’m able to walk further without pain and discomfort that I was previously noticing. My knees are happier too.”
After finding a group online on the Slimming world website, Nick decided to join his local Slimming World group at the Leigh Community Centre with his wife Sharon Neal. He says: “Friends and family have all been very encouraging and complimentary throughout my time at Slimming World.”
The couple have been a great support to each other and were crowned ‘Couple of the Year’ in January.
Today Tracey’s lost a total of 4st 8.5lb and gone from size 26 to size 18 “My work clothes were miles too big and it felt good to have to ask for new uniforms. I can now wear a pair of jeans that haven’t fitted in 20 years
Marie, who runs the Leigh Slimming World group, says: “The changes we’ve seen in Tracey and Nick are incredible. I hope their success will inspire other people in Leigh who would like to lose weight by forming new lifestyle habits and become happier and healthier to take action.”
Only since January the Group have celebrated with seven members who reached their Personal Achievement Target, including Helene Jackson who reached her target having lost 3st 7lb; Megan Cummings who lost 1st 7.5lb, Emma Speed who lost 2st and Paul Attfield who lost 2st 3.5lb in just 11 weeks!
The Leigh group meets every Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 5:30 & 7:30pm Leigh Community Centre. To join call Marie on 07921142333 or pop along.
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