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Mum of five given the best Mothers Day gift ever!

Janet with husband Paul following her weight loss

Janet O’Kane, a 38 year old busy mum of five, found it tough being overweight, low in self confidence and reliant on medication for diabetes. Weighing 17st 10lbs she worried about her future.

Janet and husband Paul admitted that their cupboards were filled with junk food, sweets and biscuits to eat when watching television.

In January 2019, Janet made a life-changing decision to join her local Slimming World group in Parkhead. Consultant Karen Wright welcomed her and introduced her to the other friendly members who gave Janet a sense of belief and she left that day believing she could change her life.

Janet’s cupboards - once packed with junk food - are now filled with amazing fresh food, fruit and veg and loads and loads of pasta (where else can you eat pasta and lose weight?). In Janet’s first month at the group, she lost 1st in weight giving her a sense of pride and achievement. She started activities like cycling, walking and more recently joined a Metafit class totally smashing her weight loss goals.

Janet before her weight loss

To date, Janet has lost 4st and looks and feels amazing. She recently received life-changing news from her doctor that she is no longer diabetic. She was overwhelmed at this news and full of pride in herself.

She has a new lease of life and attends her Slimming World group every week with her husband Paul who has lost 2.5st on his own Slimming World journey. Life is now healthier and happier not just for them but for their five children too. What a special Mother Day gift indeed!

Karen Wright who runs the Parkhead and Bridgeton Groups said: “I am extremely proud of Janet. She is amazing and an inspiration to all busy mums out there. At Slimming World, you never have to go hungry. That’s the beauty of the Food Optimising Plan - nothing is off-limits and you can still enjoy your favourite foods and reach your dream target weight.”

For more information about the Parkhead Slimming World Group, call Karen on

07511 171304 or pop along on Thursdays at 9.30am or 5.30pm at Calton Parish Church, Helenvale Street.

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