Lesley Thornalley-Grey is ready to help you slim with Slimming World in Bourne
A slimmer who has transformed her life by losing four stone will be running weight loss groups on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings in Bourne.
An experienced Slimming World consultant, Lesley Thornalley-Grey has recently moved to the area from award winning groups in North Hertfordshire and is looking forward to helping people in Bourne and surrounding areas to lose weight successfully.
Lesley will be proud to continue the great support that retiring consultant Jenny Summers has been providing for the past nine years.
A former senior registered nurse, Lesley knows just how it feels to be on a weight loss journey.
Lesley had tried most of the ‘faddy or starvation diets’ during her earlier adult years and until she found Slimming World felt she was deprived of the foods she loved and would get two days into the diet before giving up!
By food optimising with Slimming World, Lesley discovered she could eat well without that feeling of deprivation and still lose weight.
“I feel better now, healthier and fitter than I’ve ever felt and it’s all through eating fabulously tasty, filling Free Food with generous portions and having that sprinkling of the foods that with other diets I’d been told I couldn’t have!,” said said.
Meeting her future husband in 2009, she knew that she wanted to be slimmer and feel more confident on her wedding day so by following the Extra Easy plan with Slimming World; by food optimising around the wedding planning and preparations she achieved her dream weight and looked and felt fabulous in her wedding dress!
In 2012 when her son was born, Lesley decided it was time to change from her nursing career to that of a Slimming World consultant where she could combine her new life of being a mum with still helping, supporting and empowering people through encouraging members to achieve their dream weight; just as she had been herself.
Lesley was recognised by North Hertfordshire Council in 2017 for her outstanding support and help to improve the health and wellbeing of the community and was presented a prestigious award by the Mayoress.
Lesley said: “…as someone who has lost weight myself, I know the challenges we all face which is why, along with group members, I will be there to support each and every one of my members all the way to their chosen target weight and to help them to maintain it to be slim for life!
“By setting aims and sharing plans, recipes and ideas and working together with like-minded people we can overcome any challenge we can face when losing weight.
“That’s why in my groups there’s always buckets of practical foodie talk, support, encouragement and fun – never any judgement or guilt!”
Lorraine Killen, who is Lesley’s district manager said: “Slimming World consultants are chosen for their positive outlook and because they genuinely care about the health and happiness of others.
“With Lesley’s experience of being a successful Slimming World member and consultant, along with her kind and warm personality and great sense of humour, I just know that she will be amazing support to her members; cheering them on all the way to their target weight.”
This year Slimming World is celebrating its 50th Golden Year so there are amazing events and offers during the summer which has included The Slimming World Golden Bus road trip around the country which shared cookery tips with live demonstrations when it visited the area in August.
Lesley is now planning a Big Golden Party in her groups during the week of the September 22, where there will be the opportunity to sample some free food tasters made by herself and her group members.
Lesley’s groups are every Tuesday evening at Bourne Abbey Church Hall 5.30pm or 7.30pm and every Wednesday morning at Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne at 9.30am or 11.30am.
Call Lesley for more information on 07798 767976 or pop along to one of her groups.
You’ll find a warm welcome whether it’s your first group experience or you’re a returning member.
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