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Sunday, 9 January 2011

I can finally announce my fab news!

As some of you will know, I have been on the Rosemary Conley Diet trying to get down to my ideal weight, which was 5 stones lighter! It took me 18 months and I finally managed it in July, so I decided to apply for a Slimmer of the Year 2011 competition, that I saw being run in the magazine by Rosemary Conley.  I never thought in a million years I would get anywhere (which was probably part of the madness of me applying) but in October, while on holiday in Ibiza, I found out that I got through, along with 21 other men and women out of 100's of applications, and that I had to go collect my award THE DAY AFTER my holiday!! Stressed!!!  I had to also buy a few new outfits for photographs, so as soon as I got home from the airport, fortunately in the morning, I rushed to the shops!!

I had a good day up in Leicester, where the Rosemary Conley 'headquarters' are, and had my hair and make-up done, due to having photographs for promotional work, and various interviews!!

Anyway, I have officially been crowned Regional Slimmer of the Year 2011, and I am so proud of myself (for once!)  I feel like a totally different person, and on looking at old photos of myself, it's like looking at a stranger, and one I never intend to meet!  I will not ever go back to the 'old me'.

This is what I used to look like:



And this is the new me, in my 'Marketing' photo for Rosemary Conley in my region:


I have had a few interviews, one being with Rosemary Conley , and the other with my local radio station, Heart FM,  and they played my interview last Thursday afternoon, but I missed it, as I was told it would be the morning, as it was pre-recorded! Ugh!  But they have put something about me on there website.  So if you want to have a read of my story, take a look.
 Tomorrow I will see for the first time, printed leaflets with the above picture on which have been posted all around my region (not at all embarrassing...! :oS) and my class instructor has asked me to post some out too, since I always do them for her! Oh dear!  I was hoping i'd get out of it. I was wrong!

Please take a look at the overall 10 Slimmers of the Year 2011, if you need lots of inspiration, as some of these people have lost over 10 stone in a year!! OMG!! It can be done!
 They were amazing people to meet, and so so lovely, as were the other 10  Regional Slimmers who all had amazing stories of there weight battle journey.

9 comments:

Kathyk said...

FANTASTIC NEWS and a great big WELL DONE to you - five stone is an astonishing amount to lose and you look great on it (fab marketing pic btw - love that colour on you!). Hope you ordered a tiny tiny wedding dress!!!

Kathyk

Debs M x said...

well done! you should be so proud of yourself!

Katiejane said...

Congratulations Lou and what a stunning photo! Love the dress too :)
Katie x

threadbear said...

WOW WOW WOW! What a fantastic achievement, very many congratulations! And you look totally stunning :-)

LouDotMac said...

WOW!! Very well done to you girl!! You look fantastic. Keep it up! :D xo

Flutterby Trina said...

Well done!!! You look amazing!! Love the photo from the shoot!!

Dora said...

O wow WELL DONE, you look fabulous girl!! Congrats and keep it up :)) Hugs xxx

Mandy said...

Huge Congrats hunny, you should be proud of yourself you look fabulous
hugs Mandy xx

scrappyjacky said...

Well done,Lou....that's an amazing achievement....and a great photo.

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