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Norwich slimmers shed more than 3,500 stone in 2017

PUBLISHED: 10:30 23 December 2017

Helen Bowman before and after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

Helen Bowman before and after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

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Weight-loss group members have lost a combined 3,500 stone this year.

Matt Symons before and after his weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Matt Symons before and after his weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

Slimmers throughout North and West Norwich have shed 3,598 stone - three times the weight of an average elephant.

Michelle Filby before and after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Michelle Filby before and after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

This happened across the Slimming World groups based in Old Costessey, Old Catton, Bignold, Oak Grove, Hellesdon, Drayton, Wensum, Earlham, Harford, Mile Cross and Taverham.

Samantha Anderson (right) before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Samantha Anderson (right) before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

Team leader Jenni Lotarius said: “I’m delighted that North and West Norwich members have lost weight so beautifully this year. Slimming has never been more important.”

Samantha Anderson (right) after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Samantha Anderson (right) after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

She added “Around 20pc of adults in Norwich are classed as overweight and obese and we just want to help even more people to make real changes for life.”

Leanne Goff before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Leanne Goff before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

Here are just a handful of the super-slimmers who have shed weight this year:

Leanne Goff after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Leanne Goff after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

• Leanne Goff from Old Costessey lost 3.5st in four months. She is Slimming World’s Woman of the Year and Miss Slinky.

Jemma Medler before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Jemma Medler before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

• Jemma Medlar from Oak Grove Chapel has lost 4st in total.

Jemma Medler after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Jemma Medler after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

• Alice Ward from Earlham lost 2st 8lb and dropped from a size 18 to a size 12.

Alice Ward before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Alice Ward before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

• Wensum members Matt Symons, Michelle Filby and Helen Bowman lost 9st 3lb, 2st and 4st respectively. Matt was also Man of the Year and Mr Sleek.

Alice Ward after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Alice Ward after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

• Carolyn Penn lost 5st 0.5lb and has started running 5K’s.

Carolyn Penn before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Carolyn Penn before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

• UEA student nurse Alex Fox-Braddock lost 5st 7lb.

Carolyn Penn after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Carolyn Penn after her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

• Samantha Anderson started the group using her crutches. She has lost 4st 2lb and has recently completed a sky-dive and a 5K run to raise money for Cancer Research.

Alex Fox-Braddock before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World) Alex Fox-Braddock before her weight loss (Photo: Slimming World)

The milestone ends 2017 on a high for all Slimming World members across North and West Norwich and just proves the huge change that everyone has made to their lives.

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