Mid Sussex Slimming World groups shed total of 2,000 stone

Slimming world slimmers group shot at Burgess Hill Town Football Club. Pic Steve Robards SR1822855 SUS-180829-185525001
Slimming world slimmers group shot at Burgess Hill Town Football Club. Pic Steve Robards SR1822855 SUS-180829-185525001

A group of slimmers are celebrating their combined weight loss of more than 2,000 stone since the beginning of the year.

Nine groups belonging to the slimming club, Slimming World across Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Haywards Heath have been keeping tabs on their weight loss at weekly weigh-ins since January this year.

Slimming world slimmers group shot at Burgess Hill Town Football Club. Pic Steve Robards SR1822817 SUS-180829-185536001

Slimming world slimmers group shot at Burgess Hill Town Football Club. Pic Steve Robards SR1822817 SUS-180829-185536001

Lisa Tomkinson, team developer and consultant for the Burgess Hill area revealed the total weight loss to date is 2,018 stone or 28,262 pounds.

That is the equivalent of 13,000 bags of sugar or five Land Rover cars which have been shed.

Ms Tomkinson said: “Myself and fellow consultants are so proud of our members and the changes they are making.

“The results have been amazing and literally life changing.

“Life can be difficult enough at times, so having an easy plan to follow has been the reason why we have had great successes with weight loss.”

The weight loss club focus on ‘food optimising’ cutting out complications of counting points or weighing food.

Wendy Wolmarans was named Woman of the Year within her Slimming World group.

Ms Wolmarans said: “I am fitter, happier and healthier than I have been in decades.

“Having lost six and a half stone in just under seven months I quite literally don’t recognise the person I was before or the person I am becoming but I know that with the support of my group and fantastic group leaders I am going to achieve my goal.”

The groups meet at three locations weekly: Burgess Hill Town Football Club, Mondays and Fridays Call Lisa on 07725 257604, on Wednesdays call Francesca 07775 421755. The Birch Hotel, Haywards Heath on Tuesdays Call Donna 07580 984447. St Francis Social Club ,Haywards Heath on Thursdays Call Wendy 07753 883181. St Francis of Assisi church, Hassocks on Thursdays Call Karen 07955 237229. Methodist Church, Haywards Heath Saturdays Call Lisa on 07725 257604.