Wimborne slimmer sheds five stone

Chris Webb

Chris Webb

First published in News by

WHAT a difference a year makes.

In less than 12 months, Christine Webb changed from being a house-bound recluse, to strutting her stuff on a fashion catwalk.

For at her heaviest Christine tipped the scales at nearly 18 stone and was so physically disabled by her weight that she had to take strong painkillers four times a day just to be comfortable enough to sleep in her reinforced bed.

“My diet consisted of frozen ready meals and junk food in quantities suitable for three people. I was in a cycle of depression and comfort eating,” she explains.

Finally reality took hold, and fearing she might suffer a prolonged and painful death alone in her home near Wimborne, she decided to take action.

“I’d heard about Slimming World through a friend and I found a local group in Lytchett Matravers, but when I arrived I lost my nerve, got back in the car and drove home again.”

Eventually Christine plucked up courage and drove back to the meeting and she hasn’t looked back since. In the first week she lost a total of 3.5lb.

A few months later she felt well enough to take on a volunteering position at a local charity shop and then went on to work at a ladies’ fashion boutique in Wimborne.

Last March the store held a fashion show and Christine modelled the clothes in a size 16/18.

“It was nerve racking but was wonderful as my mother came to see me strut my stuff.” she said.

Now Christine is running the store, has lost five stone and is a dress size 14.

“I no longer have to take daily pain medication and I also enjoy exercising at the gym a couple of times a week.’ Christine was also voted Woman of the Year at her group and has qualified as a Slimming World consultant. Her new group in Lytchett Matravers starts tomorrow at 7.30pm at the Scout Hut, High Street.

Christine adds: “I’m now back to where I started 12 months ago – only this time as a consultant rather than a member.”

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3:07pm Wed 2 Jan 13

zabadoo says...

Well done Christine! What an achievement. It just shows how life changing weight loss can be. Congratulations.
Well done Christine! What an achievement. It just shows how life changing weight loss can be. Congratulations. zabadoo
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3:45pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Boredofthiscountry says...

Slimming World rocks, well done Christine x
Slimming World rocks, well done Christine x Boredofthiscountry
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4:11pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Mikeyunibournemouth says...

Good gracious, talk about dramatic. She wasn't even 18 stone yet needed a reinforced bed...? Are you sure about this Bournemouth Echo? I am 6' 5" and 18.5 stone and I don't have a reinforced anything (by the way I am not overweight before everyone starts bashing me). It is quite common to find very tall men weighing 18 stone plus yet none of them need any reinforcement of beds. I think that whilst Christine has no doubt done very well she needs to make sure that she invests in higher quality furniture. Also, is a 5 stone weightloss in a year really news worthy....
Good gracious, talk about dramatic. She wasn't even 18 stone yet needed a reinforced bed...? Are you sure about this Bournemouth Echo? I am 6' 5" and 18.5 stone and I don't have a reinforced anything (by the way I am not overweight before everyone starts bashing me). It is quite common to find very tall men weighing 18 stone plus yet none of them need any reinforcement of beds. I think that whilst Christine has no doubt done very well she needs to make sure that she invests in higher quality furniture. Also, is a 5 stone weightloss in a year really news worthy.... Mikeyunibournemouth
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4:39pm Wed 2 Jan 13

cyclejim says...

Mikeyunibournemouth wrote:
Good gracious, talk about dramatic. She wasn't even 18 stone yet needed a reinforced bed...? Are you sure about this Bournemouth Echo? I am 6' 5" and 18.5 stone and I don't have a reinforced anything (by the way I am not overweight before everyone starts bashing me). It is quite common to find very tall men weighing 18 stone plus yet none of them need any reinforcement of beds. I think that whilst Christine has no doubt done very well she needs to make sure that she invests in higher quality furniture. Also, is a 5 stone weightloss in a year really news worthy....
At a time when so many people have New Year resolutions on the issue of weight loss and are looking for inspiration, yes.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeyunibournemouth[/bold] wrote: Good gracious, talk about dramatic. She wasn't even 18 stone yet needed a reinforced bed...? Are you sure about this Bournemouth Echo? I am 6' 5" and 18.5 stone and I don't have a reinforced anything (by the way I am not overweight before everyone starts bashing me). It is quite common to find very tall men weighing 18 stone plus yet none of them need any reinforcement of beds. I think that whilst Christine has no doubt done very well she needs to make sure that she invests in higher quality furniture. Also, is a 5 stone weightloss in a year really news worthy....[/p][/quote]At a time when so many people have New Year resolutions on the issue of weight loss and are looking for inspiration, yes. cyclejim
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6:44pm Wed 2 Jan 13

step up says...

Good well done at least you are not one of the 7,000 that cost the NHS money every year in stomach surgery while those born with disabilities through no fault of their own are having services and funding cut. You did do it to yourself after all, pigging out and no exercise.
Good well done at least you are not one of the 7,000 that cost the NHS money every year in stomach surgery while those born with disabilities through no fault of their own are having services and funding cut. You did do it to yourself after all, pigging out and no exercise. step up
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5:04pm Fri 4 Jan 13

StephOH says...

Good luck with your new group Chris, we're all very proud of you at Corfe Mullen! Can I just add that Chris lost her weight with us at the Corfe Mullen slimming world group, not Lytchett!
Good luck with your new group Chris, we're all very proud of you at Corfe Mullen! Can I just add that Chris lost her weight with us at the Corfe Mullen slimming world group, not Lytchett! StephOH
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