Prize-winning slimmer feels like 'a different woman' - The Rugby Observer

Prize-winning slimmer feels like 'a different woman'

Rugby Editorial 26th Oct, 2019   0

AN INSPIRING slimmer has been named Rugby’s Slimming World Woman of the Year after she lost four-and-a-half stone – and feels like ‘a different woman’.

Tracey Boulton, 49, from Lutterworth, has slimmed from 14st6 to 9st13 in just eight months – dropping from dress size 24 to a 10.

Tracey joined the weight-loss group in November 2018 after feeling unhappy about her size.

She said: “I had bloomed to the weight of 17st11 in April 2018 after having had serious bad health issues and developed many bad emotional eating habits.

“I tried to lose the weight on my own at home first but began to struggle once I had lost three-and-a-half stone as I was constantly hungry and depriving myself too much.”

Tracey Boulton weighed 17st11 in April 2018.

Tracey lost five pounds in her first week and carried on all the way to her target. She now enjoys long country dog walks and has found a new love for dancing and zumba.

She said: “I never dreamed that I would be in the position I am now. Losing weight has made such a big difference to my life. My health has improved, I have more energy, I’m happier and I feel more comfortable in my own skin. I feel like a different woman.

“Winning Woman of the Year is a real honour because there are so many amazing women in our group.

“I remember feeling like I would never be happy in my own skin again, but I’ve realised that when people believe in you – and you believe in yourself – you can do anything you set your mind to.

“I really hope my weight loss can inspire other people to get started on their own journey. My goal now is to stay at target for life, which I know I can do.”

Kelly Turner, who runs the Rugby group, said: “I’m so proud of Tracey. What she’s achieved is nothing short of incredible. She’s a huge inspiration and I hope she inspires others in Rugby and Lutterworth to change their lives in the same way.”


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