Success Stories

Dannielle: I lost 5st – and couldn’t have done it without my dogs!

How walking her four-legged friends (and moving more) led to cover star Dannielle’s weight loss

Dannielle's story 

Name: Dannielle
Weight loss: 5st
Start weight: 15st
Goal weight: 10st
Current weight: 10st
Age: 23
Height: 5'6.5"
Time taken to goal: 1 year 11 months

"The dogs have transformed me from the girl who always avoided exercise to someone who misses it when it’s not part of the day. And, I’ve lost 5st in the process!"

Missing out My mum, Natasha, and brother, Henry, have always been fit and active, enjoying rock climbing and horse riding. But as someone who hated exercise, I was the odd one out. WW helped me realise activity would be beneficial not only to my weight loss, but also to my health – I have polycystic ovary syndrome, and was at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Taking charge Knowing I needed to move more, I decided to start walking my family’s two dogs, Coco and Bea, more often. Coco the Chihuahua is getting on now, but Bea the Staffordshire Bull Terrier joined the family last year and is a huge bundle of energy!

Extra motivation Having two dogs gives me a daily reason to get moving, and they’ve made a huge difference to my weight loss. We go out for about two hours each day, covering five or more miles at a time. The dogs have transformed me from the girl who always avoided exercise to someone who misses it when it’s not part of the day. And, I’ve lost 5st in the process!