Slimming World Rowlagh Celebrates Women of The Year

SW Rowlagh Paula Clondalkin

On August 7th, Paula Mc Loughlin celebrated Slimming World Rowlagh’s first birthday and made a presentation to the group’s women of the year. Woman of the Year at Slimming World is all about acknowledging the achievements of members. Each nominee speaks about their journeys and with the support of Paula and group, they learn how to make small changes that bring amazing results.

Consultant Paula, who lost 5 stone herself added “Weight losses are fantastic rewards in themselves but when you decide to make lifestyle changes the rewards just keep coming including increased confidence levels, higher self esteem, as well as the many health benefits and this was clear to see in all of this years nominees”.
Nominee Avril who lost 3 and a half stone in just 19 weeks commented that “I love the freedom of the plan and joining the gym”. The group thanked Avril for her ongoing support and constant encouragement on the groups Facebook page. The private page is for members and is a goldmine of food ideas and motivation. Another member Anita spoke of learning to believe in herself and losing weight while tackling her own health and added “everyday I fight my body, but I’m winning”. The night switched from tears to laughter and stories of happy shopping trips and the joy of asking for smaller sizes in shops. Another nominee for the title, a busy man to 6 children, Samantha is the perfect example of how the slimming world plan can fit into your everyday life. Meals are enjoyed by all the family and Sam has lost just under 5 stone in 10 months.
As amazing as all the nominees were and as much as each story gave such inspiration and motivation there could only be one winner in each group. The 5.30pm group crowned Anita their woman of the year. In 1 year, Anita attended every single session, celebrated fab weeks and worked hard through the tough weeks.  Paula added “Anita is the perfect example of working hard to get what you want, always there with a welcoming chat and is the root of the groups walking group”.

Mary was awarded the 7.30pm groups woman of the year, 3 lbs shy of her 6 stone award Mary told of her love of the eating plan and her latest hobby horse riding. Mary said “I’m doing things now that just weren’t possible before. I’m in the photos now on days out and I just love shopping online, simple things I just couldn’t do. It’s a whole other world now”.

Slimming world Rowlagh every Tuesday 5.30pm and 7.30pm in Rowlagh Community Centre, Clondalkin
Paula is also a Consultant on Monday 9.30am in the Community Church, Drumfinn Road,  Ballyfermot.
Caption: Paula pictured with Slimming World group members.
Sarah Brooks

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