Budleigh woman named diamond slimmer 2017

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 July 2017

Barbara, left, with group leader Lisa Boucher, after receiving the Slimming World diamond award

Barbara, left, with group leader Lisa Boucher, after receiving the Slimming World diamond award


Barbara Stratton-Knott, from Budleigh, was given the award after a vote by her fellow members.

Barbara pcitured before her weight-lossBarbara pcitured before her weight-loss

A Budleigh Salterton slimmer has been recognised for setting a positive example of long-term weight loss.

Barbara Stratton-Knott, 62, joined the Exmouth Slimming World group in January 2011 and lost 2st 6lbs in 18 months and has kept the weight off ever since.

She reached her target weight a year later and now Barbara, who dropped from 12st 3lbs to 9st 11lbs has been named the group’s Diamond Member 2017.

The title is awarded to the group’s most inspirational member who has lost weight and maintained their new shape as voted for by the slimmers.

Barbara said: “When I first came to the group I found it hard to believe I’d ever reach my target weight because I’d tried so many diets before and they’d never worked for me. Of course what I really had to learn is that quick-fix diets don’t work. I needed to change my lifestyle and eating habits.

“My approach to food and eating is completely unrecognisable now. I’m healthier and fitter than ever and I’m never hungry.”

Barbara has upped her activity levels and now aims to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day, at least five times a week.

Lisa Boucher, who runs the Exmouth group, said: “I’m so proud of her and the inspirational way in which she’s maintained her weight loss.”

Call Lisa on 07968 241286 or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk

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