It Takes Two! Slimming Couple In Baillieston Lose 7 Stones To Win Award

A sister and brother from Baillieston who turned their lives around by losing seven stones in weight between them have bagged a top slimming award.

The Baillieston Slimming World group celebrated James Martin and Ellen McDonald ’s achievements as part of Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2018 competition.

James and Ellen believe supporting one another on their weight-loss journeys has been key to their success.

James who has lost six stones said: “We enjoy spending time in the kitchen together.
When we first joined Slimming World we couldn’t believe how much food we could eat and still lose weight. Making small changes to the way we cooked our meals meant we could still enjoy all of our favourites like curries, rice and seafood pasta.

“We love sharing our new recipes with family and friends, too – they taste so great and people are always surprised to learn they’re good for them. As we’ve lost weight we’ve enjoyed being more active as well, which means we do more together, like walking.”

Ellen who is one stone lighter since joining Slimming World, says: “We’re lucky because as well as the support we had from each other, the rest of the group have also been there for us. 

Every week in our group we swap recipes and if we’ve ever struggled there has always been someone ready to suggest a new idea or remind us why we shouldn’t give up. I don’t think we could have achieved all we have without the support of our Consultant Ann Marie Nairn and the rest of the Baillieston group.”

Ann Marie, who runs the Baillieston and Shettleston Slimming World groups, said: “James and Ellen are living proof that slimmers are more successful when they lose weight together and get support and motivation from others along their journey. Seeing James and Ellen’s weight come down week after week has been a joy. They’re a real inspiration to the rest of the group, including me.”

To find out more about Slimming World, pop along to the Baillieston Slimming World group, which is held at St Andrews Church Baillieston every Wednesday at 3.30, 5.30 and 7.30pm, or call Ann Marie on 07799 472489. 

For details of Slimming World classes throughout the east end, visit the What's On section.

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01 May 2018