New lease of life as Emma-Louise loses eight stone

Emma-Louise before and after her weight loss. INPT01-011
Emma-Louise before and after her weight loss. INPT01-011

A Portadown classroom assistant says she is living life to the full for the first time, having lost almost eight stone in two years.

Emma-Louise Hamilton says she has “literally become a different person” since joining Slimming World.

Having formerly taken no exercise, the 30-year-old is now a member of a running club and last year did an abseil for charity.

She said, “I feel I am really living life now, rather than just standing on the sidelines.”

Emma-Louise joined the Rugby Club branch of the group exactly two years ago today (Friday). She said, “I was in a bad place. I wasn’t happy any more. I didn’t like what I had become.”

She admits to feeling “petrified” when she attended her first meeting and only had the courage to go as she was accompanied by a friend.

“But I have never looked back,” she added. “People walk past me in the street now, they don’t recognise me.”

For the full story, see this week’s Portadown Times