Leeds mother-of-two finds new passion for life after incredible seven stone weight loss

Emily Raper, 31, struggled to keep up with her little girl’s play – using it as determination to change her habits.

She had her second child during the first lockdown in 2020 and knew that “something had to change before it got worse”.

Emily joined the Slimming World group at Kippax and has since lost seven stones.

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She now regularly walks five kilometers, which she would have “never dreamed of” before her weight loss.

“It really helps my sanity too, it’s the best thing to clear your mind and feel good about yourself,” Emily added.

“It’s also the little things like shopping high street stores with ease and not being afraid to go down slides or go through tunnels in sweet play with the kids is a huge deal as a mom with kids. young children. ”

Emily also noticed a lightening of her skin and a decrease in the number of migraines she suffered before her weight loss.

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She said: “Losing weight and getting active has dramatically improved my confidence in my body image, but it has also helped my mental health and well-being.

“I am proud that the mental and physical stress caused by the many blockages did not lead me to turn to those foods high in fat, sugar and calories that I would have previously sought, but focusing on small changes and developing new habits around my food choices brought about a weight loss that motivated me.

“I take pride in the healthier lifestyle we lead as a family and am now a role model for my children.

“My willpower and determination continued to grow through the support of my Slimming World group, hearing from friends and slimming colleagues in the group talk about the challenges and obstacles they too overcame, and how they did it,” is very motivating and inspiring. , and of course, it’s really good to see my own weight loss results ”.

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Jean, Slimming World consultant at Kippax Ex Service & Social Club, in which Emily attends, said: “I am so proud of all of our members, they support each other so much, like a big family, to see Emily’s transformation over the course of the last 16 months have been amazing.

For more information visit the Slimming World website.

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