Laraine and Launa: We couldn’t have done it without each other

This mum and daughter duo went on a get-healthy journey together and lost a combined 4st in the process! Here’s what they’ve learned along the way...
Published 5 March, 2018
"Posting pics on Instagram has been an important tool for me, and helped me stay on track"

Mum Laraine
Start weight: 14st 10lb | Weight loss:  2st 3lb | Current weight: 12st 7lb 
Height: 5' 8" |  Age: 53
Studio: Outwood Church Institute, Wakefield 
WW Coach: Sarah Swift

Daughter Launa
Start weight: 10st 2lb | Weight loss: 1st 10lb | Current weight: 8st 6lb 
Height: 5' 4" |  Age: 22
Studio: Outwood Church Institute, Wakefield
WW Coach: Sarah Swift 

Use photos of yourself as inspiration

Laraine says: ‘I keep lots of photos of myself on my phone – both the heavier me and the slimmer me – so I can compare them whenever I’m struggling.’

Buy quality kitchen scales

Laraine says: ‘Having my scales within reach in the kitchen keeps me from guessing quantities, which is a mistake I’ve made in the past. Digital scales are so accurate and really easy to use.’

Share your journey online

Launa says: ‘Posting pics on Instagram has been an important tool for me, and helped me stay on track. The support and positive comments I’ve received have given me such a boost.’

Try a food flask

Launa says: ‘If you work away from home, don’t just rely on salads for lunch. I microwave something healthy in the morning before I leave for work, then put it in a flask to keep it warm until lunch.’

Make a Friday fakeaway

Launa says: ‘Mum and I love making our own naan bread and the veggie jalfrezi from the WW One Pot cookbook. It’s our favourite way to treat ourselves without going totally off our eating plan.’