Super slimmers setting up new groups in the district

Sharon Wright is opening a new Slimming World class at Harborough's Catholic Church Hall.
Sharon Wright is opening a new Slimming World class at Harborough's Catholic Church Hall.

Two new Slimming World groups are being launched in the Harborough district.

Sharon Wright is setting up a new class in Harborough because she wants to share how she lost three-and-a-half stones in six months.

And Olivia Truman is setting up a class in Kibworth.

First-time mum Sharon shed the pounds after attending a Slimming World group in Fairfield Road, Harborough.

After feeling anxious about going to a meeting, the 42-year-old’s mind changed as she got to grips with what she needed to do.

She said: “I felt that my choice was either to go to the doctor for medication, or to join Slimming World.

“Everyone made me feel like I was meant to be there and even taking my 15-month-old baby didn’t faze anyone.”

Within months, Sharon began to smash her own mini-targets she had set for herself to reach her pre-baby weight.

Then she lost a further one-and-a-half stone to reach her second target.

Losing the weight has had an impact on the way Sharon feels about herself and on her health.

She said: “I am now free from my asthma medication which I developed while pregnant and I can run around after my very active two-year-old and know that I won’t be the overweight mum at the nursery gates.”

Sharon is starting her own group at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church Hall, in Fairfield Road from 5.30pm on Wednesdays, with the opening night this Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Kibworth Bowling Club is set to become a new venue for Slimming World later this month.

Members at the Fleckney Road club from Tuesday will be welcomed by consultant Olivia Truman who knows how life-changing losing weight can be herself.

She said: “I joined Slimming World seven years ago and have lost nearly eight stones.

“It has totally changed my life, and I feel very passionate about spreading the word and helping others.”

Olivia already runs a successful Slimming World group in South Wigston where she supports more than 100 members a week, who have lost a combined 100 stones in the last two months.

She said: “I’m so excited about launching this new group at the bowling club. I’m living proof that it works.”

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