A EMOTIONAL, life-changing journey had led to one member of the Malpas Slimming World group being crowned “Woman of the Year 2015”.
It is the second year in a row that Karen Sudlow, of No-Mans-Heath, has been awarded the title after shedding more than six stone since she joined the group 18 months ago.
Receiving the award, she explained how she hadn’t expected anything when joining Slimming World, saying it was more of a cry for help in a desperate attempt to maintain her pride.
“I joined after seeing a picture of myself at a family wedding and honestly didn't recognise myself,” Karen said, "I remember looking at the picture and saying to myself: ‘Who on earth is that huge woman wearing the same outfit as me?’ At that precise moment I felt sick and my heart literally missed a beat. It was then I realised that it was in fact me."
Michelle Underwood and the Malpas Slimming World group meet every Tuesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm at the Malpas Young Person's Centre, and Michelle is also at the Bangor-on-Dee Village Hall on Thursdays at 5.30pm.
For more information call 07956 779794 or go along to one of the sessions.