A local woman who has had personal success with the Slimming World weight-loss programme is set to open two new groups in Newtownabbey later this month.
Debbie Ferguson has transformed her life with the help of Slimming World and has lost four and a half stone.
The 31-year-old joined her local Slimming World group in Monkstown in March 2013. Since then she has successfully lost the fantastic amount of weight and has gone down four dress sizes in the process.
Debbie, who has worked as a consultant for Slimming World in Belfast for the past two years, will be re-launching the Rathfern Slimming World group on Wednesday, December 30. It will commence at 7.30pm in the Rathfern Social Activity Centre.
She will then be opening a new group in the Valley Leisure Centre on Thursday, December 31. Due to this being New Year’s Eve the group will be at the special time of 2.30pm. The usual time will be 7.30pm every Thursday.
Debbie said: “Obesity is becoming such a huge issue across the UK. When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight. I have enjoyed helping so many members to achieve their weight loss dreams that I just can’t wait to get started with my new groups in Newtownabbey.”
The young mum has found the Slimming World programme a lot more beneficial than other diets she had tried in the past.
“Like a lot of slimmers, I had tried to lose weight so many times before by following numerous diets but they were never sustainable because I’d always get tired of restricting what I ate. I thought I was destined to struggle with my weight for the rest of my life, but when I came to Slimming World it was different. It isn’t just about changing what you eat. It’s all about getting the support to choose a healthier lifestyle that is achievable and maintainable for life,” she added.
As a Slimming World consultant, Debbie gets a lot of satisfaction when she sees the positive changes that people are making in their lives. Her personal weight-loss success has given her confidence, and she hopes to make other people feel the same.
“I love my job as a Slimming World consultant. My new found confidence and love for Slimming World’s ‘Food Optimising’ has enabled me to motivate and inspire others to succeed on their weight-loss journey. The hours fit around my family life, but best of all I’m doing something that I’m passionate about,” she added.
For more information about special offers, or to join either of the groups, call 07706 796601, check out the group Facebook page or pop along to one of the upcoming meetings.