Mary Meehan before and after joining Slimming World.

Mary Meehan has transformed her life by losing 5 stone and is hoping her success will inspire others to change their and achieve their weight loss dreams too. Mary joined Slimming World in 2015 after becoming increasingly unhappy with her size. “I started to put on weight after having my children. I tried lots of different diets but they usually left me feeling hungry or miserable – or both. With Slimming World it’s completely different, I never have to miss out and I don’t have to get hung up on weighing and measuring everything I eat. I don’t feel deprived and I’m the slimmest and the happiest I’ve been in such a long time!”

Mary follows Slimming World’s food optimising eating plan, which encourages slimmers to fill up on satisfying yet healthy everyday foods like fruit and veg, lean meat and fish, pasta, potatoes, rice and more without having to weigh or measure. She says, “My family and friends are all amazed by how much I can eat and loseCweight. I still eat many of the same meals that I did before I started losing weight, like spaghetti bolognese, curries and roast dinners.
Now I just prepare and cook them differently – and they taste so much better. I’ve picked up lots of new healthy recipes from the other members at my Slimming World
group, too.

“I know a lot of people worry about joining a slimming club because they don’t know what to expect. They needn’t be afraid though. Right from the first moment I walked into my Slimming World group I felt at home, and the support and motivation I’ve received from my consultant Ruth Sheridan and the rest of the group has been brilliant,” adds Mary.
“They made me feel so welcome, it’s just like a night out with friends and I look forward to going to Slimming World each week. I don’t believe I could have lost all this weight without them. I never dreamt I’d be able to achieve all that I have. I lost 6lbs in my first week and was blown away that the changes I’d made had such a big impact so quickly.

“As the weight started to come off and I began moving down dress sizes, I started to believe I could actually lose the weight and keep it off. Losing the weight has made such a huge difference – it’s changed my life. I’ve got so much more energy and I can do things now that I couldn’t before. My fitness has improved and I enjoy being active now rather than thinking of it as a chore. I love running after the little ones!”

Ruth Sheridan, who runs the Shannon group, says: “I’m so proud of Mary. Not only does she look fabulous, she’s improved her health and is bursting with energy. She’s a huge inspiration to everyone in our group and I hope she inspires other women and men in Shannon to change their lives in the same way. Mary always tells other members that if she can do it, anyone can and that’s certainly true!”

The Shannon Slimming World group is held every Monday at 5.30pm & 7.30pm in The Oakwood Hotel. To join or find out more call Ruth on 087 – 4571411.