Sharon had always fancied doing a skydive but was unable to due to weight restrictions. “It was one of those things I always saw, and thought one day I would love to do that, but I didn’t think I would be able to because of my weight and total lack of self-confidence. Sharon was told if she did not lose weight she would develop type 2 diabetes. She struggled with this and so developed type two diabetes in her early 40’s. She had to take 5 tablets a day to help control her blood sugars. The side effects of the medication were not very nice and her blood sugars were not controlled and neither was her weight. She wasn’t happy and blamed it all on everything else except her weight.
Sharon knew she had to do something. She had heard glowing reports from people about Slimming World. She decided to give it a go. When she arrived in the Green Isle in September she was greeted by a warm welcome and a cup of tea or coffee. ‘I did feel nervous and awkward but was made feel really welcome. I found with the help of the other members that I could fight this battle and we were all on the same journey together.’ Sharon found the Extra Easy plan really easy to follow and the best thing was she could eat pasta, rice and potatoes no need to weigh or measure. ‘I have lost 2 stone so far and my diabetes is under control and I don’t have to take as much medication I am down to one tablet. I continue on my weight loss journey. I’ve got my sexy back and I feel great. And I have just fulfilled a life dream. For my 50th birthday I completed that skydive that I have always wanted to do. I did a tandem jump from 10,000ft and I plan to do more it was the most amazing experience ever.’
Sharon runs her own Slimming world Group in Scoile Aoife across from Lidl near Citywest Shops on a Tuesday and a Thursday 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Sharon says ‘she is blessed to have the most amazing supportive members that make her groups very special with great fun and support.’ When asked what her top tip is she replied ‘Stay to Group. People who weigh and go lose interest people that stay are more motivated and get great ideas and help from group.’
For more information call 0851402870. Facebook: ‘Slimming World Tallaght D24/Citywest with Sharon D‘ and Instagram @sharon_citywest_scoileaoife