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Harleston super slimmers shed a whopping 10 stone 5lbs between them

Rosie Riches and Graham Taylor with some of their old clothes. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography
Rosie Riches and Graham Taylor with some of their old clothes. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography

Two super slimmers have shed a whopping 10 stone 5lbs between them.

Rosie Riches, 60, lost a huge five stone three pounds, and was voted Miss Slinky 2018 at the Harleston Slimming World group recently. She lost the weight in less than a year.

Fellow member Graham Taylor, 56, lost five stone and two pounds, earning him the title of Mr Sleek 2018.

The super slimmers, both from Harleston, will now go on to compete for a national Miss Slinky and Mr Sleek award, with a cash prize of £2,000.

“I am so proud of them both,” said group leader Lisa Hartgrove. “They have done amazingly well in such a short space of time.”

Rosie joined the slimming group in January with a dream of slimming down for her 60th birthday in May.

After 16 weeks, she celebrated her birthday three stone lighter. She has since lost more than two stone.

“I feel amazing,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it when I found out that I had been nominated for the title of Miss Slinky, and all after I turned 60.

“I have always enjoyed a good social life and it’s a real confidence boost.”

Graham joined the group in September 2017, wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Since then, he has lost more than five stone in weight.

“It was nerve-wracking walking through those doors for the first time,” he said.

“But I plucked up the confidence and realised I wasn’t the only man there. Everyone was really supportive.

“I now look forward to group nights as there is always lots of laughter and I always come away with some good recipe ideas, too.”

Lisa added: “I hope they’ll be accepting every invitation they receive this Christmas and showing off their gorgeous new figures with poise and assurance.

“They definitely live up to their new titles of Miss Slinky and Mr Sleek in my eyes.”

The slimming group meets at Archbishop Sancroft High School every Thursday evening.

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