Ellie has now slimmed down from a size 28 to a size 16
A woman who thought she would never be happy in her own skin has shed more than eight stones and dropped six dress sizes.
Ellie Johnson, of Newark, looks like a new woman after losing weight with Slimming World.
Ellie joined the group when she decided she needed help and support after struggling for years with a unhealthy relationship with food.
The 26-year-old from Newark has now slimmed down from a size 28 to a comfortable size 16.
Ellie said: “When I first joined the group I never dreamed that I would be in the position I am now.
“Losing weight has made a big difference to my life.
“My health has improved, and I have a lot more energy.
“I now walk everywhere instead of getting taxis, as not only can I now physically do this, I have the confidence to walk with my head held high.
“I’ve tried lots of different ways to lose weight, but they usually left me feeling hungry or miserable.
Ellie said following the Slimming World programme had been completely different.
“My family and friends are all amazed by how much I can eat and lose weight,” she said.
“I try new foods all the time and have picked up some handy tips and recipes.
My favourite slimming world recipe has to be the speedy spaghetti bolognese.”
“I just prepare and cook differently now, and everything is so tasty.
“I never have to miss out and I don’t have to get hung up on weighing and measuring everything I eat.
“I love how supportive everyone in the groups is, and following Slimming Worlds food optimising plan has helped me learn about different foods and how to make and try new things.
After shifting the pounds Ellie is now a regular at the gym and is hoping her weigh loss journey can inspire others.
“Although I’m not yet at target and still have a little weight to lose, I’m confident that with Slimming World I will do it.”
Ashleigh Barlow, who runs the Newark RHP group, said: “I am so proud of Ellie and all she has achieved.
“It is nothing short of incredible.
“She is a huge inspiration to the group and I hope she inspires other women and men in Newark to change their lives in the same way.”
The Newark Slimming World group that helped to Ellie lose weight is held every Wednesday at 9.30am and 11.30 am at R.H.P Sports and Social Club, Elm Avenue.
To find out more call Ashleigh Barlow on 07745 568339.