A GROUP of super slimmers from Hartlepool have been inspired to keep up the good work in the New Year after a meeting with a TV star.
The team, who run weekly Slimming World groups in Hartlepool, met Peter Andre when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE before Christmas.
Amanda Tate, who runs the group, said: “I’m so proud of all of our members.
“They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014, with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially.
“It’s so rewarding to see people achieve things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller-sized clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends.
“Meeting Peter was a real treat – he was such a nice guy – and a great way to celebrate all of that. Now we feel powered up and can’t wait to help our members hold on to all of the fabulous changes they’ve made and to support even more people to become happier and healthier in 2015.”
Two-time celebrity dad-of-the-year Peter said he was delighted to meet the Slimming World consultants at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
As well as Amanda, Hartlepool consultants Tracey Brown, Alice Gough and Barbara Barnes were also at the event.
He said: “Being in the public eye there’s a lot of scrutiny and if you put on even a pound or two the magazines and newspapers are extremely quick to point it out, so I’ve always tried to take care of myself and watch my weight.
“However since becoming a dad I’ve realised it’s about more than just looking good; it’s much more important to me that I’m fit and healthy and setting a good example to my children.
“At the awards I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely transformed their lives – and their families’ lives too.”