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Frome super slimmer Kathy is named Woman of the Year!


Kathy Hodgson

Kathy Hodgson

A Frome slimmer has discovered less is more, after losing four stones in weight and winning the title of Woman of the Year 2014.

Kathy Hodgson lost weight with her local Slimming World Frome Cricket Club evening group and has gone from a size 18 to a 10. Now, her fellow slimmers have voted her as their Slimming World Woman of the Year 2014.

Around one in four women in the UK and Ireland are severely overweight and at risk of suffering a range of health problems including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Slimming World’s Woman of the Year competition recognises the achievements of women in making long-term healthy lifestyle changes for themselves and their families.

Kathy joined Slimming World in July 2013 after becoming increasingly unhappy with her size. She said, “I started to put on weight five years ago when I became very busy with my job. I am a child minder and at that time, I found myself working from 7.00am to 8.00pm without a break. So when I was hungry I would just grab something, whether it be a biscuit or a packet of crisps.

“I was so tired when I did finish work that I relied on ready meals or anything I could cook quickly in the oven and a takeaway once a week. I tried lots of different diets but they usually left me feeling hungry, miserable and the weight never stayed off.

“Slimming World is completely different, I never have to miss out or feel deprived and after losing four stone I’m the slimmest – and the happiest – I’ve been in years!”

The 52-year-old follows Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan, which encourages slimmers to fill up on satisfy

Kathy said, “I never dreamt I could achieve so much. Losing the weight has changed my life. I feel like a winner already, so being voted the Frome Cricket Club evenings group’s Woman of the Year 2014 is just the icing on the cake.”

Debbie Hills, who runs the Frome group said, “I’m so proud of Kathy. Not only does she look stunning she’s improved her health and is bursting with energy. She’s a huge inspiration to everyone in our group and I hope she inspires other women in Frome to change their lives in the same way.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Robert of Bath Street Salon, Frome, for his kind gift to Kathy as winner.”

The Frome Slimming World group is held every Tuesday at 5.15pm or 7.15pm at the Cricket Club or Wednesday at 9.30am at Vallis Youth Club. To join or find out more call Debbie on 01373 472327, 07849 536189 or facebook Debbie Slimmingworld Hills.