Exmouth’s John celebrates slimming success
PUBLISHED: 06:30 04 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 04 January 2017
An Exmouth slimmer who lost more than seven stone at a rate of around three-and-a-half pounds a week says he is happy to have inspired others as well as reaching his own goals.
John Thorogood, 61, went to his first Slimming World meeting at the Open Door Centre on March 15 this year, weighing 21-and-a-half stone.
Following the diet prescribed, he was down to 14 stone by the end of November.
John, who lives in Valley Way, and is president of the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District, said: “It feels good to have been successful. I feel so much better in myself. It’s got me naturally doing more exercise as a result of losing the weight.
“I think everyone that loses that kind of weight, and there are a good few who have had successes similar to mine, report the same thing.
“I’ve had to change my wardrobe twice since I started. I’ve been posting my progress on social media and people are following suit and are doing really well.
“It’s great to have lost the weight I set out to, and to have given inspiration to other people who are doing the same thing.”
John first decided to attend Slimming World after his wife previously attended and had success.
When asked what advice he would give to someone hoping to lose weight, John said: “Join Slimming World would be the obvious advice. It’s certainly the only diet that’s ever worked for me.
“It doesn’t work with calorie counting, it works on points. And it’s a diet you can stay on to maintain your weight just by adjusting it slightly.”