A COUPLE who shed 11 stone between them in seven months, are now taking on a weight loss group that has been in the family for 27 years.

Husband and wife Kayleigh and Dave Forkin who live with their two children in Poole, joined their local Slimming World group earlier this year.

Kayleigh said: “For the whole of my adult life I have struggled with my weight, never having much confidence and I hated shopping for clothes.

"In January this year, we decided enough was enough. We were both fed up with feeling lethargic and uncomfortable, it was time to lose some weight and become better role models for our two young children.”

Now, Kayleigh has trained as a consultant for Slimming World and will be taking over from her mother Jackie Ballard, who has been running a group in Hamworthy for 27 years.

Jackie said: “I am really proud to be handing over to my daughter, I know she will be a fantastic consultant."

The latest government figures reveal that around one in four adults are obese and it is estimated that by 2034, this will increase to one in three.

Kayleigh added: “Obesity is becoming such a huge issue across the UK. When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight, but now I just can’t wait to get started.

"So many people have commented on my new slimmer look, giving me the confidence I had never had, and inspiring me to want to help others to achieve their weight loss dreams."

Kayleigh’s Slimming World group will be held at Hamworthy Labour Club every Monday from 5.30pm.

For more information call 07944 288770.