Jan 20 2012 by Lisa Boyle, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
Family affair for these Weight Watchers.
IT’S a family affair in Lee Hart’s WeightWatchers class.
For a mum and her two daughters have lost the equivalent of Lee’s whole body weight in just a few months.
The dedicated trio have seen the pounds fall off since they started classes run by co-ordinator Lee.
Head of the family, mum Sue Turner, has lost a whopping 34.5 lbs and is now the slimmest she has been since 1992.
New mother Jenny McKee has so far lost 54.5 lbs and her sweet-toothed sister Elaine Watson has shifted an impressive 37.5 lbs.
Prestwick woman Sue, 53, said: “Elaine started in April. She has a really sweet tooth and nibbles a lot. But when she started this plan the weight started falling off.
“I’ve spent my whole life on a diet. I’ve always struggled with my weight and felt I’d tried everything.
“Jenny had just had twins, so she was carrying a bit of baby weight. I said to her ‘Right, if you go, I’ll go’.”
The women have been going to classes each week and making small changes to their lifestyle in order to lose weight.
So much so that they have all been passing clothes to each other as they slim down.
Sue added: “I’m able to eat things I never thought I’d be able to. My husband always asks if I’m really on a diet – but I remind him it’s a healthy eating plan. WeightWatchers’ own range of food is great. Their toffee biscuits are lovely, they are so thick and crunchy and tasty and it takes ages to eat one, so you can really enjoy it with your coffee.
“And it’s only two of the 49 points you are allowed to have a day. One Kit-Kat is equivalent to four WeightWatchers biscuits.”
And Sue often saves points up so she can treat herself to a drink at the weekend, while Jenny, 33, and Elaine, 31, both from Ayr, head out for a brisk walk with the pushchairs to earn extra points.
Sue said: “I don’t have a target, I just want to keep losing and see how I get on. I don’t deprive myself of anything and I can eat fruit and veg until it comes out my ears. I’ve made a few changes, but it’s nothing major.”
And with Sue’s husband vowing to join his family at the WeightWatchers meetings in the new year, Sue concluded: “I just wish we’d discovered it before now.”
Lee’s Prestwick class is at the indoor bowling club on a Tuesday, from 6pm. She also runs a class at Coylton Activity Centre on a Wednesday, from 7.30pm.
l For more information on the classes, email her on email@example.com