Poole resident Katy started smoking in her teens to fit in with her friends. She'd always wanted to kick the habit, but wasn't sure how. She became increasingly mindful of the role model she was to her son and when he turned 7-years-old, she decided that it was time to quit for good.
Natalie’s family life is a busy one; juggling work with being a mum means that Natalie doesn’t get much time for herself. Working in a desk based job and looking after the kids, Natalie realised that she was sitting most of the time, and doing very little exercise.
In January 2017 whilst spending time with his 13-month old grandson and realised it was time to change. At a weight of 19 stone, with high blood pressure and borderline diabetes type I, Bernie decided to lose weight, stop drinking alcohol and get healthy. At the age of 55, Bernie now weighs 13 stone 13lbs, his previous 52-inch waist is now 38 inches, he drinks no alcohol and says he feels great.
Mick has tried several different diets with little success, which made him lose enthusiasm for weight loss. He has found his Slimming World group to be great socially and he has made new male and female friends who understand his weight loss journey. He enjoys the food options available at Slimming World which allows healthy full meals which also contribute to weight loss. His wife, Beverly, has also started Slimming World via a referral from LiveWell Dorset and has so far lost one and a half stone.
After support from LiveWell Dorset and joining Weight Watchers, Owen has increased his physical activity and now weighs around 13 stone. He says that LiveWell Dorset has really changed his life.
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