Search

Weight loss inspires new move for Gorleston mother of two

PUBLISHED: 12:54 29 September 2012

Emma Bensley, 35, has lost 3 stone and gone from a size 16 to a 10 with Slimming World, changing her life for good.

Emma Bensley, 35, has lost 3 stone and gone from a size 16 to a 10 with Slimming World, changing her life for good.

Archant

A Gorleston mum was so inspired by her own success in shedding the pounds that she started her own weight loss group.

Emma Bensley, 35, from Lower Cliff Road, has launched her own Slimming World club after seeing both her family and personal life transformed after she joined one in February.

The full-time mother to two young children, Liam, 7, and Jessica, 5, lost exactly three stone during her time with the club, and has seen her approach to life and self confidence improve to the point where she feels compelled to pass on her wisdom to others facing what she began more than a years ago, and drive home the mantra: “you don’t need to go to the gym to lose weight”.

Emma said: “I just want to pass the message on. I fully believe in the weight loss programme I went on, it has worked for me, it just takes a little bit each day.”

Emma says the weight loss has also had a big impact on the people she loves.

“For me personally the best way to describe the change in quality of life is that I am able to run very easily with my children, have fun and games and play and run around with them,” said Emma.

“We go swimming more than we used to, and go for big walks together.

“By making me more active, it has made my family more active. My daughters are sticks anyway and really enjoy outdoor activities, just now they can do it with their mum.”

Emma’s weight also affected her psychologically, she began to feel people were judging her for wearing the wrong clothes. Despite assurances from husband Justin, 36, a company accountant, she was paranoid that others felt she should not be wearing certain items.

But she has overcome all of that, slowly but surely. She began the programme in February 2011, and reached her ideal weight in May this year,

“I’m a completely different person to what I was two years ago. I’m more outgoing, I think I was always happy but my self-belief and confidence in myself has gone up.”

“I would hide away from people, but I don’t any more because I don’t think I am being judged.

“I can wear nice summer outfits, more flattering, and fitting clothes.

“My husband would say I looked nice but to me it wasn’t how I felt inside. He joked that before I would not come out of the store changing rooms wearing what I had tried on, I would take it home. But now I come dancing out of the changing rooms.”

The opening night of Emma’s slimming club will be on October 8, at Peterhouse Primary School, Gorleston, starting at 7.30pm.

Call 01493 302317 or 07941 850034 to inquire or for more information.

Other News

Yesterday, 16:09

One Great Yarmouth home has fully embraced the Christmas spirit this year, all in the name of a good cause.

Yesterday, 14:28

The heart of two communities shone through as well-wishers - including an MP - rushed to help people injured in two serious falls.

Yesterday, 12:00

The future of Great Yarmouth is bright, according to council bosses leading the transformation charge in the borough.

Yesterday, 10:41

Drivers are being forced to pay a “stealth tax”, it has been claimed, after it was revealed car owners in Norwich paid £74 on average last year to park their cars.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:09

One Great Yarmouth home has fully embraced the Christmas spirit this year, all in the name of a good cause.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

The future of Great Yarmouth is bright, according to council bosses leading the transformation charge in the borough.

Read more
Trevor Wainwright
Friday, December 7, 2018

Taco Bell has opened its doors in Great Yarmouth for the first time after a surprise early opening, much to the delight of fans of the Tex-Mex fast food chain.

Read more
United States
Yesterday, 10:41

Drivers are being forced to pay a “stealth tax”, it has been claimed, after it was revealed car owners in Norwich paid £74 on average last year to park their cars.

Read more
Broadland District Council
Friday, December 7, 2018

A train driver who has seen four people die while he was at the controls has described the lasting effect it has had on his life.

Read more
Facebook

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 1°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy