Super slimmer Sue Kerr says she’s gone from feeling rock bottom to on top of the world thanks to her weight loss.
The 56-year-old has gone from a size 18 to a 12 with Weight Watchers and feels so amazing about her transformation that she now leads eight of the slimming club’s classes.
“I’ve never been a skinny Minnie,” explains the grandmother from Rickleton, Washington. “I had my first child at 31 and I had always battled with my weight ever since.
“I had a long period of illness in which I had to have my gall bladder removed, as well as back problems, which didn’t help with my weight loss and confidence-wise I just hit rock bottom.
“I saw a photo of myself taken at Easter 2014 and it made me realise how far downhill I’d gone.”
Sue, who is mum to John, 31, Peter, 28 and Lauren, 25, joined a Weight Watchers class weighing 14stone 10.5lbs and within six months had reached her target of 11stone 6lbs.
“I’d tried diets before but I think this one worked for me because I stuck to a plan and within a short time I could feel a massive difference,” she said.
Now she helps other people to reach their goals by leading classes in Sunderland, Seaham, Durham and Washington.
Sue, who is married to Jim, said: “I had always been a stay at home mam, which I was more than happy to do. But I feel like when my last one left home, I had empty nest syndrome, but now I have more time for me.
“My career had been put on hold, but now I have these classes where I can help people. I’ve gone through exactly what they have and losing the weight has given me the chance to reach my potential.
“I do things I never thought I would, like doing the Race for Life with members.”
Sue, who is a Going for Growth Champion with Weight Watchers, is also running an amnesty for Christmas chocolates which will be given to food banks in the area.
l For more details on Sue’s classes contact her on 07779 815613.