Super slimmer Sue feels on top of the world

Super slimmer Sue Kerr says she's gone from feeling rock bottom to on top of the world thanks to her weight loss.

Monday, 18th January 2016, 5:00 am
Sue Kerr before and after 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.

Sue, second left, with other Weight Watchers members at the Race for Life.

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“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.

Sue, second left, with other Weight Watchers members at the Race for Life.

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.