Eight super slimmers from North Belfast and beyond are enjoying the lighter side of life after losing a total of 40 stone between them. The women have all slimmed down at their local slimming groups in North Belfast, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Whitehead and Ballyclare and have been voted winners by their fellow members as part of Slimming World’s Annual Woman of the Year competitions held last week.

Patricia Smyth, who attends the Thursday Group at Holy Family Primary School, has lost an amazing 9 stone 8 lbs while Stacey Dornan, who attends the Holy Family group on Wednesday mornings lost 5st 7lbs.

“Having suffered some serious health issues for a long time, losing 5st 7lbs has changed my life, I feel so much healthier and my health issues are so much easier to deal with on an daily basis,” said Stacey.

Patricia commented on the fantastic support she gets every week from all the other members and spoke highly of her consultant Dolores Donnelly who runs the group.

“I remember the day Patricia joined Slimming World, she came in and looked around and quickly told me  she didn’t  think it was for her, I asked her to give me just 25 minutes to go through the Food Optimising plan and the rest is history,” said Dolores.

For more information on Slimming World and groups in the area contact Dolores on 07594057689, Elspeth on 07810003440 or log onto www.slimmingworld.com.