As a size eight, Heather Barry is now only a fraction of the size she once was.
But in the eyes of Slimming World judges small is big, and they have made her their champion at a regional final event of the company’s Woman of the Year.
Heather, a member of the Skircoat Green and Savile Park groups run by Michelle Makepeace, shrank from 15st 12lbs to 9st 5lbs after joing Slimming World in January 2012.
“My weight just kept going up and up,” said the 26 year old who lives in Halifax. “I tried to lose weight before, I was fed up with diets that made me hungry all the time and I wanted to try something different that fitted in with my lifestyle.
“I never dreamed I could achieve so much. I’ve gone from a size 24 to an eight and it’s made such a huge difference.
“I’m almost half the person I was since starting to lose weight. I’ve got so much energy now and I can do things I couldn’t before,” she said.
“My fitness has improved and I now enjoy being active rather than thinking of it as a chore.”
“I’m so proud of Heather,” said her group leader Michelle. “Not only does she look fabulous, she’s improved her health and is bursting with energy.”
For more details of Michelle’s groups call her on 07887 906493.