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Great Yarmouth woman loses more than eight stone in just 18 months

PUBLISHED: 12:03 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:17 08 September 2017

Lisa before she started Slimming World. Photo Lisa Kennedy.

Lisa before she started Slimming World. Photo Lisa Kennedy.

Lisa Kennedy

Two women from Newtown have been named the group’s Slimming World Women of the Year.

Lisa being presented as winner with Mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne and group leader, Ali Burrell. Photo: Slimming World Lisa being presented as winner with Mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne and group leader, Ali Burrell. Photo: Slimming World

Lisa Kennedy has gone from a 18.6 stone to 10 stone in just over 18 months and goes from dress size 24 to a size 10. She will go forward to the regional finals of the competition.

She said: “I still remember walking in with no confidence feeling sick, but right from the first moment I walked into my Slimming World group I felt welcomed, and the support I’ve received has been amazing.”

Mandy before she started Slimming World. Photo: Mandy Simmons Mandy before she started Slimming World. Photo: Mandy Simmons

62-year-old Mandy Simmons was also a crowned as joint winner after joining with her daughter. Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Kerry Robinson-Payne spent the day with the two classes and crowned the winners.

Ali Burrell, who runs the Newtown Methodist Church Group, says: “I’m so proud of Mandy and Lisa, they are fantastic ambassadors for Slimming World and what they have achieved is nothing sort of incredible.”

Mandy being presented as winner with Mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne and group leader, Ali Burrell. Photo Slimming World Mandy being presented as winner with Mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne and group leader, Ali Burrell. Photo Slimming World

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