Lincolnshire mum-of-two loses 9st in two years... without going to the gym
Super slimmer Sarah Seeley has shed an incredible 9st 3lb – without ever setting foot in a gym.
Svelte Mrs Seeley, 45, from Normanby-by-Spital, has just been named Nettleham Slimming World Group's Greatest Loser after getting her weight down to 11st.
The mum-of-two put her success down to the regime.
"I had been fat forever, I was a fat child, a fat adult," she said. "I wanted to lose weight for health reasons.
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"I didn't have diabetes or high blood pressure but there's only so long you can go on being as big as I was without having serious health problems.
"I couldn't do anything with my children Adam, 10, and Lilia, 5, like running around or playing out with them.
"When you're that big you're constantly thinking of whether you can go places.
"I was that big I could get stuck in seats. I could not get in an aeroplane to go on holiday because I would need to occupy two seats and that would be embarrassing.
"I'd tried all the different diets over the years but Slimming World is the only one that's suited me. I have not done any exercise but I am more active generally and I do walk more than I used to.
"It took me just over two years to lose the weight but it does not feel like it."
Slimming World encourages slimmers to swap high-fat foods for naturally filling low-fat foods to help people satisfy their appetite and avoid the temptation to over-eat.
People choose their own "Free Foods" like fruit, vegetables, pasta, potatoes, rice, lean meat, fish and eggs, which can be eaten in unlimited amounts.
"You have to think about what you're eating but the food you do eat is good, honest wholesome stuff and you can have some treats," said Mrs Seeley.
"I like the flexibility. If you want a chocolate bar you can have one. If you fancy a glass of wine you have one. I still go out to eat quite a lot.
"I think my mind is going to take a while to catch up. I sometimes think I can't do certain things but then I realise I'm smaller than I was.
"I now have lots more energy and I can do stuff."
Jaycee Parkin, who runs the group, said: "The thing with slimming world is the idea of food optimisation and you can eat what you want. We do encourage people to exercise but you don't have to.
"Sarah's achievement is quite amazing. She still has another stone or so to go but she's done fantastic."