Lisa to represent Exmouth in national Slimming World contest
PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 05 September 2018
An Exmouth woman has overcome a 25-year 'rollercoaster ride' with her weight-loss to be nominated for a national Slimming World award.
Lisa Pike, 46, from Brixington, was selected as her group’s woman of the year after losing three stone in weight in less than a year.
She was nominated and then voted for by her fellow Slimming World members after dropping six dress sizes and has now been picked to represent Exmouth in the UK-wide woman of the year contest.
Lisa spoke of her surprise at the award adding: “I could never have dreamt that I’d be in this position when I first began – I have experienced improvements in my energy levels, sleep patterns and overall body confidence.
“I have been on a rollercoaster ride with my weight for 25 years and along the way have tried lots of different weight-loss plans.
“I feel like a different woman to the one who walked into Slimming World 11 months ago and winning Woman of the Year is a real honour.”
Lisa joined Slimming World after becoming increasingly unhappy with her weight and the impact it was having on her health.
She lost three-and-a-half pounds in her first week and was surprised that the changes she’d made had such a big impact so quickly.
Lisa, who was presented with her group award by town mayor Jeff Trail, thanked her family for their support, adding: “My family and friends have been so supportive and encouraging. They have seen that this is not a restrictive diet but a healthy-choice plan that can work for anyone.
“I still eat many of the same meals that I did before I started losing weight. I don’t feel that I miss out on anything and I am never hungry.”
Lisa Boucher, who runs the Slimming World groups at the Open Door Centre on Tuesdays, said: “She’s a fantastic ambassador for Slimming World and what she’s achieved is nothing short of incredible.
“She’s a huge inspiration to everyone in our group and I hope she inspires other women.”
The Exmouth Slimming World group is held every Tuesday at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 5pm and 7pm.
To join or for more information ring Lisa Boucher on 07968 241286.