Success Stories

Shelley: How I lost 7st with the help of my support network

Despite a lifetime of fad diets, Shelley Keen piled on weight until she was more than 18st. Here’s how she took action…

Shelley's story 

Name: Shelley
Weight loss: 7st 2lb
Was: 18st 4lb
Now: 11st 2lb
Age: 39
Height: 5'6"

"My family have been a fantastic support, too. Jason takes a real interest in the plan – in fact, he’s lost 4st too!"

Being morbidly obese I was morbidly obese for 15 years. I’d done the cabbage soup, Cambridge and grapefruit diets, but nothing clicked for me. By the time I turned 19, I was a size 20. Then, 10 years ago, I met Jason. He made me feel so happy. We both loved food – and together we ballooned. On Friday nights, we’d have a garlic pizza loaded with doner meat and garlic mayonnaise on top.

Enough was enough I’d just started WW when my gallstones started screaming at me – my body was telling me that enough was enough – and my doctor said I would need to lose weight if I wanted keyhole surgery. That became my first milestone.                                                   

First meeting When I stepped on the scales at my first Wellness Workshop, I took a peek at my weight and crumbled. But my Wellness Coach, Imelda, gave me a hug and advice to help me get through the week. Within the first few months, I lost 1st 13lb.                                                                                                                    

Amazing members Now, I help out at Wellness Workshops and never miss one. Imelda and the amazing WW Members always teach me something new and inspire me. So when my mum died unexpectedly and I regained 2st, I felt determined to eventually get back to goal, and succeeded.

My family My family have been a fantastic support, too. Jason takes a real interest in the plan – in fact, he’s lost 4st too! And my stepdaughter, Paige, became my personal shopper – now I love to try on girlie dresses. I am finally the Shelley I always believed I could be.