Being the best at losing wouldn’t normally help you to scoop an award – yet one woman from Eastwood has done just that after being named the town’s ‘Greatest Loser’.
Kerry Holmes (39) has lost a life-changing six stone 5.5lbs to take the title, which is awarded to the member of the Eastwood Parish Church Hall Slimming World group who has lost the most weight.
Kerry said: “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a loser when it feels this good! I feel like a new woman since losing weight – in fact, I look so different that people who I haven’t seen for a while often can’t believe I’m the same person. For me though it’s the change on the inside that’s been the greatest – I’m happier, healthier and much more confident now.
“Before I lost the weight, I hated having my photo taken. I was always hiding in the background ashamed to show the real me – not any more!”
Lesley Clark who runs the Eastwood Slimming World group, said: “The changes we’ve seen in Kerry are incredible. I hope her success will inspire other people in the area who’d like to lose weight by forming new lifestyle habits and become happier and healthier to take action.”
Lesley’s groups meet every Tuesday at 9.30am and Friday at 9.30am and 11.30am at Eastwood Parish Church Hall. To join, call Lesley on 07928 023238.