DESPITE another lockdown, it's 'Weight Loss Business as usual' at our local Slimming World groups in Southwell and Farnsfield.

Southwell consultant, Courtney Green from Caunton, and Farnsfield consultant, Helen Bates from Bilsthorpe, continue to support members to lose weight through the virtual Slimming World at Home service.

Southwell member, Kylie Kenzitt, joined just before the second lockdown and in that time has lost over one stone. At the end of November she tested positive for Covid, but still managed to stay on plan and lose weight. Kylie insists: "The virtual Slimming World groups have been a big help during lockdown, I have received the same level of support and guidance as if we had been in group all together. My consultant, Courtney, is always there to offer extra support and guidance, I love receiving all my certificates with a note of inspiration alongside it to give me that extra boost midweek."

Meanwhile Farnsfield group members, Diane Roffe and her daughter, Francesca Roffe-Ridgard, joined in November and have achieved a combined weight loss of nearly two stone. The virtual service has been an added bonus for them. Diane, a retired nurse, lives in Farnsfield whilst her daughter Franc- esca, who went to the Minster School now lives in London, where she works as a Development Officer for the Nation- al Open Water Coaching Association. Despite
the miles that keep them apart, they are able to log in to the weekly Slimming World Zoom meetings to support each other.

"The Zoom group feels like an extended family," said Francesca. "It's a weekly respite from Covid chat. Helen's created a warm environment where everyone's a friend."

If you would like to find more about your local Slimming World group contact Southwell's Courtney Green on 07534 371988 or Farnsfield's Helen Bates on 07854 466183.

Pictured: Francesca Roffe-Ridgard with mum, Diane Roffe

Published January 2021