I wear my high heels now - my ankles wouldn't have supported my weight before!
Facts & Figures
|Profession||Occupational therapy assistant|
|Class manager||Jean Howden|
|Weight Before||15stone 5 lbs|
|Dress Size Before||18/20|
|Weight Now||10stone 12lbs|
|Dress size now||10/12|
|4stone 7lbs lighter!|
Lorraine Raybould admits everything has changed about her - her dress sense has changed, new styles, new shops, her exercise regime has changed and so have her eating habits.
‘Looking back I was extremely lazy and I hated people who talked about gyms and exercise. ……..now I go for a run every morning before work and it’s become part of my daily routine. I think it gives me a positive attitude before the day begins.’
There were two reasons Lorraine took the step to walk through the door of her local Scottish Slimmers class.
One was being asked to be a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding. The other was being diagnosed with IBS.
‘My reasons were twofold and I realised I had to change my diet. Before a typical weekend would involve beer, crisps and takeaways, and some weeks I would have a couple more takeaways if I was too busy to cook.
‘Don’t get me wrong, I still like takeaways but now I choose the healthier option like a chicken kebab with lots of salad. I also now make a packed lunch every day and I’m far more aware of portion sizes when I dish out the family dinner,’ says this mum of one.
‘In fact I’ve taught my five-year-old son how to cook some of the meals from the Scottish Slimmers eating plan and it’s great fun.’
As well as changing her eating habits Lorraine now loves clothes – and has ditched all her old baggy ones for a more fashionable option.
‘I even wear high heels to work which I never did before – my ankles wouldn’t have supported me when I was over 15 stone!’