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Big (Slim) Jim gives himself a 5st weight loss for his birthday!

Jim Doherty, aged 44 from Parkhead shed 5st and reached his target weight in time for his 44th birthday!

Jim Doherty before his weight loss
Jim before his weight loss

Jim knew he had to change his lifestyle for the better and so he joined his local Slimming World group in Parkhead run by Consultant Karen Wright.

At the Parkhead group, the other members welcomed Jim, and Karen reassured him that he could do this if he believed in himself. Jim went away with his books and hoped he could achieve a small weight loss by the following week.

Karen weighed Jim after his first week on plan and found he had lost 7lbs. Although he achieved his first half stone award and was buzzing, he refused to have his picture taken as he was ashamed of his weight.

Nevertheless, the following week Jim almost ran in the door to get weighed and was delighted to see he had lost another 7lbs and achieved his 1st award! He was ecstatic and agreed to let Karen take a picture of his proud moment.

Jim Doherty after losing 5 stones
Jim after losing 5 stones

Jim started going to the gym and stuck to the Slimming World plan. Karen is now proud to announce that Jim has achieved his five stone award in only twenty-two weeks and has reached his target weight in time for the week of his birthday!

Jim has inspired so many people during his weight loss journey. He never gave up and has proven not just to others, but to himself that he is capable of achieving anything if he puts his mind to it.

Jim is proud of himself and would like to thank Karen his consultant, his Parkhead group and his friends and family especially his fiancee Pauline and his mother-in-law Susan for all of their support on his journey. Jim recommends joining a local Slimming World group with their ‘Weigh at Home’ service to anyone who is struggling with their weight.

He said “If I can do it, anyone can!”

Karen said “I am so very proud of Jim and his great attitude towards his Slimming World journey. He is a pleasure to support and gives me and the group a great laugh and is always encouraging others.”

Jim said “Slimming World has changed my life in so many ways and it can change yours too.”

If anyone is looking to join the Parkhead Slimming World group Weigh at Home

service, call Karen on 07511 171304 or to find details of all your local groups go to

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