Three Richmond slimmers lose combined weight of 109lb

Katrina Duncan.

With a combined weight loss of 109lb three super slimmer’s have been named Richmond Slimming World’s women of the year thanks to their life-changing weight loss.

Slimming World’s woman of the year competition recognises the achievements of thousands of women up and down the country who have made long-term healthy lifestyle changes.

Julie Robinson, winner of the 7.30pm session, who has already lost ten per cent of her starting weight, said: “I never could have dreamt that I’d be in this position when I first began my weight loss journey.

“Losing weight has made such a big difference to me. My health is better, I have more energy, I’m happier and I feel more comfortable in my own skin.”

“I know a lot of people worry about joining a slimming club because they don’t know what to expect. Right from the first moment I walked into my Slimming World group I felt comfortable though, and the support I’ve received has been amazing.”

Julie Robinson.

Katrina Duncan, who recently picked up her target award after reaching her dream weight and was crowned winner of the 5.30pm session, said: “My family and friends are all amazed by how much I can eat and still lose weight.

“I still eat many of the same meals that I did before I started losing weight, like spaghetti Bolognese, curries and roast dinners.

“Now I just prepare and cook them differently – and they taste so much better. I never have to miss out and I don’t have to get hung up on weighing and measuring everything I eat. I’ve picked up lots of new healthy recipes from the other members at my Slimming World group, too.

Angela Sotheran, winner of the 9.30am session, explained that as the weight started to come off, her fitness improved.

Angela has embraced her new found love of exercise and now regularly works out.

“I feel like a different woman to the one who first walked into Slimming World and winning Woman of the Year is a real honour because there are so many amazing women in our group.

“I really hope my weight loss can inspire other people to get started on their own journey and know that there’s a whole group of people waiting to support them every step of the way – especially at the Richmond group.”

Angela Sotheran.

Charis Blease, who runs the Richmond group, said”I’m so proud of all three winners, they are fantastic ambassadors for Slimming World and what each of them have achieved is nothing short of incredible.

“They are a huge inspiration to everyone in our group and I hope they inspire other women – and men – in Richmond to change their lives in the same way.”

The Richmond Slimming World group is held every Thursday at Richmond Cricket Club, 9.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

To join or find out more call Charis on 07807 226 769