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Six members of Scots family enjoy new lease of life after shedding 24 stone between them


SIX members of a super-slim family are enjoying a new lease of life after shedding 24 stone between them.

The Youngs, from Wishaw in Lanarkshire, were fed-up with their excess pounds and vowed to lose weight by going along to a slimming group together.

Sisters-in-law Audrey, 45, Pauline, 47, and Julie, 42, joined Julie’s husband Tam, 46, Audrey’s daughter Sophie, 15, and Pauline’s daughter Nicola, 21, to slim down.

Audrey is now a size 12

Julie, who shed six stone, said: “The weight had been piling on for about five years but I was in denial, blaming the weight gain on my pregnancy with my twin children.

“After having them, I developed puerperal psychosis. It’s a very rare disorder and only happens in multiple births.

“I was in and out of hospital and couldn’t cope very well with life.

“I was on different types of
medication and got into a rut. It was easier just to send out for takeaway foods.

“Then, more than a year ago, something in me changed. I knew I had to do something about my weight once and for all.

Nicola, 21, was taken to the slimming group by her mum

“I was over the moon when my husband Tam decided to come along with me to the Slimming World group in Craigneuk after he had gained some weight over the years.”

Tam has lost six-and-a-half stone.

Beer drinker: Tam

Yo-yo dieter Audrey, who has gone from a size 20 to a size 12, was concerned about daughter Sophie’s food choices and wanted to help her change her eating habits .

She said: “The changes were easy as we can still enjoy family favourites such as spaghetti bolognese, fish and chips or even the odd takeaway.

“I love cooking now. Being part of a group where everyone understands how you feel encouraged me to stay focused every week.”

Mum and daughter Pauline and Nicola said losing five stone between them has transformed their lives.

Pauline added: “We feel like new women. Our confidence is back and we’ve got a new lease of life.

Pauline, 47, after her weight loss

“We’ll continue to encourage each other as well as members of the family who don’t attend the class.”

via : dailyrecord – Health