Bride-to-be loses 5 stone in 18 months

6 January 2011, 09:53 | Updated: 6 January 2011, 15:34

A 25 year old has lost five stone in just 18 months to be named one of the UK's top slimmers.

Louise Whitby, from Leighton Buzzard, used to weigh 16st 7lb and wear a dress size 20-22. But 5’9” Louise weighs now just 11st 7lb and wear a dress size 12 in time for her forthcoming wedding in May.

Her weight loss has earned her a Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine Regional Slimmer of the Year 2011 Award which she received from Rosemary Conley, CBE, at a ceremony held in Leicestershire.

Rosemary Conley has told Heart: “Louise has achieved a superb weight loss and I am thrilled to present her with a Regional Slimmer of the Year Award. Louise now looks amazing and she has completely changed her lifestyle and greatly improved her health and fitness too.”

After joining her local class in Linslade in January 2009, it took Louise just 18 months to reach her goal weight. She has maintained her weight ever since by continuing to attend the classes, which she loves. “Instead of feeling sluggish the whole time, I feel full of energy,” says Louise.

Louise chose the class to help her lose weight as here mum had successfully lost weight with Rosemary Conley in the past.

Louise told Heart: “I don’t want to be a fat bride or an unhealthy mum. I started to think about my health more and with having polycystic ovary syndrome, I knew losing weight would help my condition. I am so happy now; I have my confidence back and more.”

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