A slimmer who transformed his life by losing more than seven stone is using his success to help other people change their lives and achieve their weight loss dreams too.
Martin Marshall joined his local Slimming World group six years ago and dropped from nearly 26 stone to 18 stone.
Martin has been a Slimming World Consultant for five years and looks after the members at the Wednesday night group held in Albertslund Hall on Westacres Road in Newton Mearns.
2019 will be a very special year for Slimming World, as the company has been helping members achieve their dream weight for 50 years.
This year is also a special year for Martin, he will also be turning 50!
He said: “If I had not found Slimming World when I did, I doubt I would still be here today! When I joined, I was struggling to lose weight I gained through an injury I suffered during my time in the army, losing 3 stone over 3 years.
“I was Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Basically, waiting for a heart attack! Since losing the weight, and keeping it off, I have managed to reverse the diabetes, and my blood pressure and cholesterol are both normal.
“Support is really the most important thing. It all starts with feeling that you’re not alone. I couldn’t have lost a further four stone without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own Consultant and group.
“As someone who has lost weight myself I know the challenges people can face, which is why, along with the group, I will be there to support every one of my members all the way to their chosen target weight.”
Martin continued: “Setting targets, sharing recipes and other ideas, and working together as a group to overcome challenges and celebrate success is so important to a successful journey. That’s why, at my Slimming World group, there is tons of support, encouragement and fun.
Martin’s Slimming World group will be held at Albertslund Hall, Westaceres Road on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
For more information or to join Martin’s group either pop along or call 07763176000. For more information on Slimming World visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.