When Sue Wilson from Sutton Coldfield turned the big 4-0 she weighed 15 stone. Deciding that she did not want to be fat and forty, Sue joined one of my classes and succeeded in shedding an amazing 5st 7lb in just 9 months, and dropped her dress size from a size 16 to a size 8.
It was after having her son seven years ago when Sue began to pile on the pounds (before picture on the left). “I would eat the leftovers from my son’s meals and, without realising, I had also increased my portion sizes,” says Sue, who wanted to lose weight to get fitter and healthier so she could play with her son.
A love of cooking and eating out also did not help Sue’s waistline. “I used to try and ignore the fact that my weight was increasing but I began to get really lethargic and was unable to run after my young son,” adds Sue.
Sue also wanted to be able to wear a bikini on holiday in Ibiza and look good at the school parent’s association Summer Ball so, when I began running Rosemary Conley Food & Fitness classes in Sutton Coldfield in January 2010, Sue came along with a group of friends.
“Claire was very encouraging and made the exercise fun,” says Sue. “The diet was easy to follow and there was a great variety of food you could have. I used to cook Rosemary Conley recipes for my friends when I was entertaining and they never knew they were low-fat.”
By July 2010, Sue had reached her initial goal weight to look stunning in her ball gown at the Summer Ball and a month later, she was delighted to wear a bikini for the first time. “I now feel fit and healthy and have bags more energy. My confidence has increased and I enjoy looking nice for my husband,” adds Sue.
In September 2011 I was very proud to be featured in the Rosemary Conley magazine with one of my slimmers, Susan Robinson, showing how we can make the most of the great outdoors for our exercising. Susan joined my class in January 2010 and reached her goal weight in May 2011 losing a fantastic 6 stone !!
Another of my wonderful slimmers is Katie Milner, pictured below. Katie lost an amazing 5 dress sizes and is now a stunning size 10.