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Lincoln slimmers ‘taken out’ by Paddy McGuiness

The team who run Slimming World groups in Lincoln are reflecting on a year of slimming success, including a meeting with comedian Paddy McGuinness.

The group of Lincoln Consultants attended the annual Slimming World Awards ceremony, held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, and were praised by Take Me Out host Paddy.

Slimming World Consultant Alexandra Gills said that meeting Paddy was the icing on the cake for members in Lincoln.

She said: “Obviously the most important thing of all is that our members have lost weight and improved their health throughout 2013 and we’re so proud of all of the slimmers in the area.

“Many of them have achieved their target weights and been able do things they never thought possible before slimming down, including doing more with their families, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or simply fitting in smaller-sized clothes.

“We’ve had a lot of fun throughout the year too – we’ve held parties in group, raised money for charity and members have cheered each other on with every step of their weight loss journey.

“I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for Slimming World and I’d love anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us.”

Looking ahead to a new year of new goals, Alexandra added: “I truly believe that Slimming World is the best way for people to take control of their weight this New Year.

“Even if they’ve struggled to stick to slimming plans in the past, I know we can help them to make a change for life this time around.”

McGuiness, who shot to fame in Channel 4 comedy ’Phoenix Nights’, said:  “I have to admit the most I knew about Slimming World before the awards was a gag in Peter’s routine that refers to Slimming World as being a £1 cheaper than its competitors!

“Jokes aside, I was genuinely amazed to hear about what a difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives. At the ceremony I met lots of people who’d lost incredible amounts of weight and it had totally changed their lives.

“Every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have done it without the support of their Slimming World group and their Consultant.”