Sharon, a retired nurse, was referred by her GP practice to One You Lincolnshire in August 2022 with the hope of finding a programme that would help her to lose some weight. Sharon heard back from One You Lincolnshire very quickly and Lewis, a Triage and Support Officer, shared a range of weight management programmes that were available to her, which resulted in Sharon choosing a free 12-week voucher to attend her local Slimming World group.
Sharon began attending Slimming World in September 2022 and over the last 8 months she has seen numerous improvements to her health. Not only has Sharon lots an incredible amount of weight (just short of 3 stone), but she has also seen a reduction in her cholesterol levels, as well as no longer suffering from indigestion. Sharon feels that from doing the Slimming World programme, she now has the tools she needs to keep up the positive habits she has built. Aside from the physical changes, Sharon has benefited from meeting new friends at her Slimming World group, which has encouraged her to start new activities such as bell ringing and a music and movement class; which she believes she wouldn’t have taken up without doing Slimming World.
Alongside attending Slimming World, Sharon took part in One You Lincolnshire’s Movember challenge, which she completed every single day of the month, to help increase her physical activity levels. Sharon is keen to focus on increasing her activity levels now she has achieved her target weight and plans to get involved in the Tai Chi online sessions that are offered on One You Lincolnshire’s Gloji Gym and is aiming to increase her daily steps through walking more.
Sharon’s story demonstrates that through making small changes you can achieve amazing things. Everyone at One You Lincolnshire wishes Sharon all the best for her future and wants to say a huge well done, keep up the amazing work!