Super slimmer Emma Hann loses six stone in months

Bournemouth Echo: TRANSFORMED: Emma Hann after her inspirational weight loss TRANSFORMED: Emma Hann after her inspirational weight loss

EIGHTEEN months ago, Emma Hann couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. Now she’s signed up for a cross-county race after losing six stone in weight.

The shift worker from Creekmoor in Poole, used to tip the scales at 20 stone and would hide herself behind a wardrobe of shapeless clothes and closed doors.

“It's not that I didn't go out,” she says.

“I had to work, and would meet friends on a one-to-one basis, but the idea of going out in a group would terrify me. I wanted to be fitter, more active and more confident, but I just didn't know how.”

But within the space of 18 months, the 34-year-old has turned her life around after joining a Slimming World class in Broadstone.

“I was apprehensive at first as I’d tried diets before, but despite good losses, the weight would always go back on because I couldn't sustain it,” Emma explains.

“Following diets on shift work is really hard because you can't create a routine.

“Sometimes I'm eating breakfast when everyone around me is on lunch or dinner, and vice-versa.”

But within a month of joining the group Emma had lost a stone.

“The consultant Andrea was so reassuring that shifts and slimming could co-exist happily together and because I can visit any group anywhere in the country, I didn't have to miss out when work clashed with group night”.

By the time she'd lost three and a half stone, her sister persuaded her to join the gym.

Emma adds: “Now I’m going to challenge myself by competing in a Mud Runner event, one of a series of challenging cross-country events.”

Emma is also embarking on a new career as a Slimming World Consultant.

Her Saturday morning class starts at 9.30am on April 26 at St Peter’s Church Hall in Ashley Cross, Poole.

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1:38pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Hmmm...Lets see if you've kept it off in 2 years time before I judge you a success.
Hmmm...Lets see if you've kept it off in 2 years time before I judge you a success. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -13

3:16pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Townee says...

Not much of a problem getting it off but keeping it off is going to be the problem. Ask any slimmer.
Not much of a problem getting it off but keeping it off is going to be the problem. Ask any slimmer. Townee
  • Score: -7

5:38pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

You can't beat free advertising, or did Slimming World have to pay for this unbiased piece of reporting.
You can't beat free advertising, or did Slimming World have to pay for this unbiased piece of reporting. Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: -8

7:34pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ShuttleX says...

Very well done Emma. I am sure you will continue to lead a healthy life now you have the bug for it. Don't worry about the cynics. You have nothing to prove to anybody but yourself, and you seem to be handling that ok.
Very well done Emma. I am sure you will continue to lead a healthy life now you have the bug for it. Don't worry about the cynics. You have nothing to prove to anybody but yourself, and you seem to be handling that ok. ShuttleX
  • Score: 11

5:00am Sun 20 Apr 14

misplacedspaniard says...

I used to go to weight watchers whilst I was on maternity leave. I lost two stone (which was the lower end of my bmi)

When I went back to shift work I piled it all back on. The long and unpredictable hours plus having two children meant I didn't have time for counting points or doing exercise. Shift work and long hours don't help you to loose weight!!
I used to go to weight watchers whilst I was on maternity leave. I lost two stone (which was the lower end of my bmi) When I went back to shift work I piled it all back on. The long and unpredictable hours plus having two children meant I didn't have time for counting points or doing exercise. Shift work and long hours don't help you to loose weight!! misplacedspaniard
  • Score: -4

11:27am Sun 20 Apr 14

Azphreal says...

Missleading headline, 'months' meaning a year and a half.
Missleading headline, 'months' meaning a year and a half. Azphreal
  • Score: -3

11:42am Sun 20 Apr 14

ragj195 says...

Cosmic Crusader wrote:
You can't beat free advertising, or did Slimming World have to pay for this unbiased piece of reporting.
It's a privately owned website you acces free of charge. Take it or leave it.
[quote][p][bold]Cosmic Crusader[/bold] wrote: You can't beat free advertising, or did Slimming World have to pay for this unbiased piece of reporting.[/p][/quote]It's a privately owned website you acces free of charge. Take it or leave it. ragj195
  • Score: 1

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