slimmer loses 4st 9lb to win 'Woman Of The Year' title
Burnham-On-Sea woman has been crowned the winner of a Slimming
World competition after losing more than four stone in a year.
French-Bell has shed 4st 9lb in just over a year ago.
and Keran Parker, who runs Burnham's Slimming World club, attended
the district 'Woman of the Year' finals in Yeovil on Sunday.
beat 12 semi-finalists to win the top award of 'Woman of the Year'
and said it had been "an amazing day."
started slimming after her weight steadily increased and she reached
a clothing size of 20/22. "I was probably at the lowest point
in my life and had become more and more depressed with my size,
suffering with asthma, which made things even worse," she
several of Kelly's friends invited her along to Slimming World
in Burnham and that was the turning point.
was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Food optimising
has taught me to eat more healthier than I'd ever thought possible
and to diet without hunger or deprivation."
was also encouraged to 'excersize' and the one supported the other.
My first week's weight loss was 6 1/2 lbs and I was hooked. I
get encouragement and great support and would recommend it to
added: "Since losing the weight my asthma has practically
disappeared and there are so many health benefits. Winning this
competition has boosted my confidence and self esteem."
World meets at the Old Court House in Jaycroft Road every Monday
at 10am and 12 noon and every Tuesday at 3.30pm, 5.15pm and 7pm.
Top, Kelly-Marie French-Bell with Keran Parker and, above, how
she looks now compared to a year ago