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Drayton ‘Miss Slinky’ winner loses over 5 stone in less than a year

PUBLISHED: 10:49 10 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:48 10 November 2018

Tess Betts lost over 5 stone in one year. Photo: Slimming World

Tess Betts lost over 5 stone in one year. Photo: Slimming World

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A Norfolk mum has been recognised for her weight loss achievements by her local slimming group.

Tess Betts lost over 5 stone in one year. Photo: Slimming WorldTess Betts lost over 5 stone in one year. Photo: Slimming World

Tessa Betts, 60, dropped from a dress size 20-22 to size 12-14 in just 46 weeks as a member of the Drayton Slimming World group.

With a total weight loss of over five stone, Mrs Betts was voted the group’s Miss Slinky 2018 – an annual Slimming World award, along with Mr Sleek, that recognises members who “have transformed both inside and out by becoming healthier and happier, slimmer and more confident”.

Tess Betts lost over 5 stone in one year. Photo: Slimming WorldTess Betts lost over 5 stone in one year. Photo: Slimming World

Mrs Betts said: “I was already really looking forward to this Christmas and feeling confident enough to wear outfits that I couldn’t or wouldn’t have dreamt of last year. Winning the title of Miss Slinky means I have even more to celebrate and I know this festive season will be extra special.”

The national winners of both Miss Slinky and Mr Sleek will be announced in January 2019, with a £2,000 cash prize awarded to each.

Lynsey Hannant, who runs the Drayton Slimming World group which Tessa attends, says she was extremely proud of her achievement.

“Christmas is a time of year for getting dressed up and having a good time,” she added. “However a lot of my members have told me they’d often dread it because they felt uncomfortable and out of place at parties, which is just so sad.

“This year I know Tessa will feel completely different from previous years. I hope she’ll be accepting every invitation she receives and showing off her fabulous new zest for life – she definitely lives up to her new title of Miss Slinky in my eyes.”

Have you achieved something you’re proud of recently? Email norwichwebteam@archant.co.uk

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