Cutting the pounds

PUBLISHED: 16:30 07 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:58 10 June 2010

NINE slimmers braved storms and torrential rain last Thursday to get to the inaugural meeting of the Budleigh Salterton Slimming World. The group, which meets at the St Peter's C of E Primary School, was started by mother-of-three Kate Kennerson. Super-sl

NINE slimmers braved storms and torrential rain last Thursday to get to the inaugural meeting of the Budleigh Salterton Slimming World.The group, which meets at the St Peter's C of E Primary School, was started by mother-of-three Kate Kennerson.Super-slimmer Kate, 30, has slimmed down from a size 22 to a size 14, losing nearly four-and-a-half stone.Kate said: "I love the support and friendship I get at Slimming World. I don't get judged if I have a hiccup and gain a little bit and everyone's always with me on my journey, and I can call up my consultant and just have a chat with her. I really feel like I am getting the support that makes this all possible!"I told the people in my class to think of me like a good bra," she joked. "Snug, firm and supportive - but not necessarily the prettiest in the world!"She says her life has changed in a big way - and ironically says that her taking part in 'all sorts of crazy diets' when she was young is what started her struggle with weight.Kate believes that part of her weight problem came from not being allowed to eat various foods.She admits she still has some weight to lose before she gets to her personal target - but it doesn't seem impossible anymore."This is another bonus in group as members get to set their own goal which makes it realistic and achievable. "I was just so pleased that so many people were determined to show up - come hell or high water!"Slimming World is on Thursday nights, at St Peter's School, Moor Lane, at 7pm. For further information call Kate on: (01297) 680138.

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