Fenland Slimming World members have shed over 4,700 stone between them in the past year
Around 1,000 members of Fenland Slimming World Groups will be starting 2019 a whole lot lighter than they were the same time last year.
The 14 Slimming World Groups across the district have seen members shed the llbs over the past 12 months, in fact they have lost a grand total of over 4,713 stone - which works out at an average of around four and half stone per member.
It has also help some tackle health issues such as Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.
Not only that but many are also feeling a lot healthier too with some taking up the challenge of running. Among them is Sarah Doyle, who attend's Georgina Plumb's Chatteris group.
Not only has she lost nine and a half stone she has also completed the Insane Terrain 5k obstacle race this year and Nicky Patel who also attends a Chatteris group on a Thursday has shed three stone and has competed in numerous 5ks, a 10k run and a 10k warrior race.
This year she is planning to compete in more 10ks and also a 10 mile run.
Nicky said: "Slimming World has given me my life back, it has given me the confidence to take on almost anything! I can do all that with eating normal every day foods, no fad diets, that are not sustainable. What does Slimming World mean to me.... everything!"
Emneth group member Tom lost an amazing five stone in 2018 and was in the running for the national title of Mr Sleek.
Group leader Carrie McNaughton said: "Sadly he didn't make the finals but he's definitely a winner in our group."
To find out more about Slimming World meetings in your area see the advert in this week's Citizen.