Scaling summits after shedding the pounds

Seana Carroll.
Seana Carroll.

For Seana Carroll the new year brings a new challenge, as she takes over a new Slimming World group in Craigavon.

The group meets each Wednesday in St Anthony’s Hall, Legahory at 9.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

For Seana it’s a return to her old group, she’s been a member five years and had previously helped out with the group before becoming a counsellor two years ago.

She took a break and Slimming World were keen to have her back.

Seana said: “It’s all shiney and new for me. I’ve had my training at HQ and it’s onwards and upwards. My goal is to help as many people as possible.”

Explaining what she loves about Slimming World, she said: “With Slimming World there is no guilt about what you eat or how much you eat, everything is so tasty and enjoyable.

“People can’t believe you can have Chinese takeaway and chips and you can have a mountain on your plate, that’s how I like my dinner, I don’t know whether to eat it or climb it.”

She went on: “To see people’s delight at the scales makes me feel good.”

Originally from Portadown, Seana lost her weight with another group before joining Slimming World. She had to have a hip replacement eight years ago due to arthritis and her weight was aggravating matters.

Now it’s not just mountains of food she enjoys as with her new lease of life she also climbs mountains in the literal sense - even climbing Ben Nevis.

She said: “I have a new lease of life with a new hip and a new figure.”

With the new year there’s no better time to resolve to lose those excess pounds and it doesn’t cost a fortune with Slimming World as its just £9.95 to join and weekly fees are £4.95.

Five people joining as a group can do so for a bargain price of just £5 each, so if you and a group of your friends want to shed weight there’s no better time to join plus you can enjoy the support of your friends on your journey.

For more details of how Slimming World can help you achieve your weight loss goals contact Seana on 0752 2078 229.