Purbeck mum who shed 7.5 stone launches bid to inspire others to take up healthier lifestyle

Natalie Rose after her weight loss

Natalie Rose before she lost 7.5 stones

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PURBECK mum Natalie Rose is confident in her ability to help slimmers, after shedding a massive 7.5 stone and managing to keep it off for three years.

The 31-year-old, from Wool, who runs the Swanage and Wareham branch of Slimming World, has released before and after pictures in a bid to inspire others to strive for a healthier lifestyle.

Natalie, a mum-of-five from Dorchester Road, told the Daily Echo: “I was a person who was too frightened to go to group. It took every ounce of courage I had to go through those doors on that first day, but by that point I knew I had to be healthier.”

She tipped the scales at a hefty 18stone 8lb and was pregnant with her fourth child when she decided to join Slimming World.

“I had a pregnancy induced liver condition, but I think it was made worse by my weight,” said Natalie.

“Also, my ex-husband told me I was too fat to fancy. That was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

Natalie is now in a happy relationship with her current partner, and on good terms with her ex-husband, she insists. She said: “I’ve always struggled with my weight. I’m an emotional eater and if things are going good I’m okay, if things are going bad I eat.

“The way we do things at Slimming World is far removed from just a diet.

“It’s more about watching the foods that can make us lose control and eating more of what we can enjoy freely.

“We work to change lifestyle, that’s how I’ve managed to keep the weight off.

“There might be a member who comes to me who wants to lose 10lb, there might be a member who wants to lose 10 stone. It doesn’t matter, they will get the same level of support.”

The Wareham branch of Slimming World meets every Monday in the town’s Masonic Hall, with sessions at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. The Swanage group meets every Thursday, at 7.30pm, at the United Reformed Church.

Contact Natalie for information on 01929 460111 and/or 07500 962667.

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6:09pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Huey says...

Well done for sorting yourself out and helping others
Well done for sorting yourself out and helping others Huey
  • Score: 10

7:23pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mikeymagic says...

Amazing. Well done. You look amazing now.
Amazing. Well done. You look amazing now. mikeymagic
  • Score: 9

7:37pm Tue 14 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Don't get obsentionall Just stay foxy well done Hun .
Don't get obsentionall Just stay foxy well done Hun . kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 5

9:21pm Tue 14 Jan 14

nothingtofear says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Don't get obsentionall Just stay foxy well done Hun .
What isobsentionall when it's at home?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Don't get obsentionall Just stay foxy well done Hun .[/p][/quote]What isobsentionall when it's at home? nothingtofear
  • Score: 0

12:00am Wed 15 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

Wonderful, job done and looking very fit if I may say!

This does yet again demonstrate that overweight people can usually solve their problems without placing a burden (pun intended) on the NHS by having gastric band surgery.

It may be necessary for a few, but for most it is a cop out and a sign of weakness, just STOP shoving too much food in your mouths and watch what happens! (For the record I lost eleven stone - by following my own advice).
Wonderful, job done and looking very fit if I may say! This does yet again demonstrate that overweight people can usually solve their problems without placing a burden (pun intended) on the NHS by having gastric band surgery. It may be necessary for a few, but for most it is a cop out and a sign of weakness, just STOP shoving too much food in your mouths and watch what happens! (For the record I lost eleven stone - by following my own advice). muscliffman
  • Score: 4

7:14am Wed 15 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nothingtofear wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Don't get obsentionall Just stay foxy well done Hun .
What isobsentionall when it's at home?
Not sure what is "isobsentionall"prof
essor.?
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Don't get obsentionall Just stay foxy well done Hun .[/p][/quote]What isobsentionall when it's at home?[/p][/quote]Not sure what is "isobsentionall"prof essor.? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

10:28am Thu 16 Jan 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I expect she'll pile it back on in a couple of years when the 'buzz' has gone. They nearly always do.
I expect she'll pile it back on in a couple of years when the 'buzz' has gone. They nearly always do. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

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