Scott Lynn, 48, of Houghton, joined Slimming World in September 2020 weighing 7.5 pounds 16th – and now, a year later, has transformed, hitting his target weight of 12th.
Scott, who is used to being around tempting foods all day due to his line of business, was recently featured in Slimming World magazine.
Sadly, his weight loss journey took place while caring for his ailing father, Thomas, who died after a nine-year battle with lung cancer earlier in 2021.
The loss of his father was devastating for Scott, but he said Slimming World and the support of his group kept him alive and made him more determined than ever to keep losing weight.
He said: “It was really hard trying to focus on losing weight while taking care of my dad and then after he passed away.
“After he passed away, weight loss and Slimming World was one of the things that kept me sane. I just tried to keep a cool head and focus. really helped get through this.
“Recently appearing in Slimming World Magazine made me feel really special and proud of what I have accomplished. It was a great experience.”
During his weight loss journey, Scott discovered that his success came from planning, batch cooking, and using the Slimming World app to help him.
For most of his time at Slimming World, Scott attended virtual sessions before taking in-person lessons with the Houghton Slimming World group at Glendale Club.
Going from a waist of 42 inches to a waist of 32 inches, Scott has a newfound self-confidence and encourages anyone who wants to lose weight to bite the bullet and give Slimming World a try.
He added, “My advice would be to do it, don’t put it off. The support is amazing and it can really help you come out of your shell and build your confidence.
Houghton Slimming World group classes at Glendale Club are held at 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. with consultant Jackie Fletcher who can be contacted for further details on 07944142829.