Alcester slimmer sheds almost six stone
A determined Alcester man has been named the town’s slimmer of the year after shedding an incredible 5st 11lbs in 33 weeks.
Thomas Dudley, 29, joined his local Slimming World group in October after a work colleague encouraged him to give it a go.
Thomas said: “Deep down I’d been unhappy with my weight for some time but it took me a long time to face up to it. And then when I did admit to myself that I wanted to lose weight I still didn’t want to ask for help.
“I’ve realised now that asking for help takes strength and getting support to make changes has given me a sense of confidence that is benefitting every aspect of my life including starting to learn to drive.
“It was nerve-wracking walking through those doors for the first time but I wasn’t the only man there and everyone was so supportive. Now I look forward to the sessions. There is lots of banter and laughter and I get some really good ideas too, from new recipe suggestions to ideas to boost my activity levels.
“I didn’t know what my mates would think about me attending Slimming World but they’ve been right behind it. Once they realised I could still have a beer they started to take an interest and when they see me eating things like steak and homemade chips, chicken curry or a roast dinner they always ask how it’s possible to eat like that and still lose weight. But what really had them sitting up and paying attention was how well I was losing weight.”
Becky Barber, who runs the Alcester Slimming World group, said: “He has done brilliantly and we’re all amazed by his transformation. He’s a real inspiration to the group.”
The Alcester Slimming World group is held every Thursday at the Jubilee Centre & Fields at 9.30am and 7.00pm. Anyone interested in joining the group can pop along or for more information they can call Becky on 07710 248526.