Success Stories

Claire: I lost 6st surrounded by doughnuts!

How do you avoid temptation when it’s your job to whip up mouthwatering treats all day? For baker Claire losing weight required some clever thinking, new healthy habits – and swerving doughnuts!
"I feel so proud to have lost the weight, and I know if I can do it, anyone can! "

Weight Watchers member Claire

Start weight: 17st 11lb | Weight loss:  6st 4lb 
Current weight: 11st 7lb 
Height: 5' 3" |  Age: 44
Studio: North Walsham, Norfolk
WW Coach: Lucy Conroy 

I loved my job as a baker and trained chef, but having a weakness for sweet treats made it difficult. I baked batches of 50 doughnuts at a time, and often ate six or seven in a day. Whenever I tried to lose weight, the temptation was impossible to resist.

But when I started feeling lethargic and unfit, I joined WW. Work was overwhelming at times, but I decided to give up the treats cold turkey – if I ate even half a doughnut, I knew I’d end up having loads. Instead, I snacked on melon slices and soon started experimenting with WW recipes.

I got to goal in August 2017, having lost more than 6st in a year.

I’ve learned how to enjoy treats more healthily, and never feel deprived. In fact, I’ve developed plenty of healthier baking recipes that use stewed fruit in place of sugar, and I can’t wait to try out more ideas. I feel so proud to have lost the weight, and I know if I can do it, anyone can!