Slimming group loses weight of baby elephant
A slimming group from Winchester has reached a bizarre but nonetheless difficult goal – to collectively lose the weight of a baby elephant.
To celebrate losing the 60 stone, the 20 women involved attended a special evening recently, the Hampshire Chronicle reports.
They enjoyed a session at the women’s wear shop Hobbs in Winchester High Street, where they were able to try on a variety of clothes to show off their new slimmer figures.
This was preceded by a fashion show and a presentation from a personal stylist at the store.
One of the slimmers, Sue Brisco, raised around £100 for breast cancer charity Breakthrough from a raffle on the night.
She was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 and has been told that, although her treatment was successful, there was a high risk of it returning if she did not lose weight.
“Having been overweight for 35 years, it was the wake-up call I needed to actually do something about my size,” she explained to the newspaper.
Back in April, professor Martin Wiseman, scientific and medical adviser for the World Cancer Research Fund, claimed that 80,000 cancers could be prevented each year if people improved their diets.
Sue was motivated by her cancer to lose weight, what’s your motivation?