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Melksham couple celebrate 10 stone weight loss

ACOUPLE from Bowerhill Slimming World group are celebrating weight loss success, having lost 10 stone between them in one year.

Trudy and Conal Whittard joined the Bowerhill group in May 2016 and since then, Trudy has lost 4 stone 10lb and Conal 5 stone 4lb.

Trudy said, “Conal became ill with a heart problem about two years ago and had been steadily gaining weight. The worst point came last year on his birthday when we went to Bath shopping and nothing fitted right or looked right. He went to the doctors as he thought maybe his medication was causing the weight gain. The doctor referred him to Slimming World.

“He was nervous about going, so I said we would both go as I didn’t want to be fat at 50. We went along to the Bowerhill group on a Monday and the first week Conal lost 9.5lb. I started to plan our weekly meals each week and cooked fresh food from scratch. I found a love for cooking again. The group was so friendly and we soon felt right at home.

“We have just both celebrated our 50th birthdays and are almost five stone lighter each. We are both thinner than when we got married!”

Claire Wilkinson, Slimming World consultant said, “They are such an amazing couple who always stay at group meetings and inspire and support other members. I am so very proud of their achievements. We say Slimming World is life changing and it truly is.”