Super slimmer Julie Wilcox loses six stone

York Press: Super slimmer Julie Wilcox who has lost six stone Super slimmer Julie Wilcox who has lost six stone

A SUPER slimmer who lost six stone is hoping to inspire others to shed the pounds after setting up her own weight loss groups around York.

Mother-of-two Julie Wilcox, from Heworth, said her weight spiralled out of control after the birth of her son 15 years ago. She tipped the scales at more than 16 stone.

It was a family wedding in 2011 which proved the motivation to shift the pounds – a battle which has changed her life for the better.

Julie, 36, said: “I was always very slim and healthy, I was a dancer. Then I had my son at the age of 20 and that’s when my problems started.

“I was just eating all the wrong foods. I weighed 16-and-a-half stone, which is disgusting.” She said: “I tried all the fad diets but my weight was really yo-yoing.

“It was my mum getting married in May 2011 that motivated me as she asked me to be her bridesmaid. I wanted the old, confident me back and to be able to enjoy time with my family.”

Julie joined her local Weight Watchers group in late 2010 and said that between September of that year and April 2011 she lost four stone -just in time for the wedding, and eventually going on to reach her target weight loss of six stone in February last year.

“I feel absolutely amazing,” she said. “It’s totally changed my life. I have even signed up to climb Ben Nevis. I’m pushing myself to do things I haven’t done before.

“My husband Jason thinks it’s brilliant. He’s on a diet too.”

Julie now runs three Weight Watchers groups in York, including her most recent, which held its first night on Wednesday at the Monks Cross branch of Asda. “Honestly, if I can do it, anyone can,” she said.

To find out more about the meetings call Julie on 07880 554 501, or phone 08457 123 000.

 

BEFORE:
Weight: 16.5 stone
Dress size: 18-20
Ate/drank: Pizzas, curries and processed food.


AFTER:
Weight: 10.5 stone
Dress size: 10
Eats/drinks: Fresh produce and lean meats.

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11:44am Tue 15 Jan 13

Saywhat says...

Very well done to you. You look fantastic. I lost just over 3-stone with WW in the past year.
I just hope this comment stream doesn't get bombarded with nasty comments from the usual lot who have nothing nice to say about people who lose weight.
Very well done to you. You look fantastic. I lost just over 3-stone with WW in the past year. I just hope this comment stream doesn't get bombarded with nasty comments from the usual lot who have nothing nice to say about people who lose weight. Saywhat
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12:50pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Podlet says...

Good on you for managing the weight loss.

And to those who go on about Slimming World getting free advertising.....
Good on you for managing the weight loss. And to those who go on about Slimming World getting free advertising..... Podlet
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1:33pm Tue 15 Jan 13

glyn says...

Then I had my son at the age of 20 and that’s when my problems started.

LOL Tell me about it

Seriously , Well done
Then I had my son at the age of 20 and that’s when my problems started. LOL Tell me about it Seriously , Well done glyn
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1:53pm Tue 15 Jan 13

alfie says...

She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area?
She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area? alfie
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2:02pm Tue 15 Jan 13

TerryYork says...

Top work. She looks amazing now.
Top work. She looks amazing now. TerryYork
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2:04pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Oncebitten says...

alfie wrote:
She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area?
Are we looking at the same picture?.looks happy to me!

Well done Julie
I'm sure you will,but ignore the negative ...it's a great weight loss!
[quote][p][bold]alfie[/bold] wrote: She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area?[/p][/quote]Are we looking at the same picture?.looks happy to me! Well done Julie I'm sure you will,but ignore the negative ...it's a great weight loss! Oncebitten
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8:56pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bluebells says...

alfie wrote:
She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area?
Why, are you waiting for your turn? Bet you can't truthfully say you couldn't do with losing a few pounds. Mind you, if you lost some of your negativity that ways a huge amount. Well done to Julie, just ignore those who live in glass houses!
[quote][p][bold]alfie[/bold] wrote: She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area?[/p][/quote]Why, are you waiting for your turn? Bet you can't truthfully say you couldn't do with losing a few pounds. Mind you, if you lost some of your negativity that ways a huge amount. Well done to Julie, just ignore those who live in glass houses! bluebells
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9:02pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bluebells says...

alfie wrote:
She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area?
Why, are you waiting for your turn? Bet you can't truthfully say you couldn't do with losing a few pounds. Mind you, if you lost some of your negativity that weighs a huge amount. Well done to Julie, just ignore those who live in glass houses!
[quote][p][bold]alfie[/bold] wrote: She looked happier when she was fat. Is the press going to run a story on every single person who loses weight in York and the surrounding area?[/p][/quote]Why, are you waiting for your turn? Bet you can't truthfully say you couldn't do with losing a few pounds. Mind you, if you lost some of your negativity that weighs a huge amount. Well done to Julie, just ignore those who live in glass houses! bluebells
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10:03pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Paul Meoff says...

That's not looking happier as a fatty. Just that the weight of her chins stopped her closing her mouth.
That's not looking happier as a fatty. Just that the weight of her chins stopped her closing her mouth. Paul Meoff
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5:20pm Wed 16 Jan 13

play up city says...

Well you wouldn't think it was the same lady but she looks well for it. And goes to show that if you wanna loose weight it can be done
Well you wouldn't think it was the same lady but she looks well for it. And goes to show that if you wanna loose weight it can be done play up city
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6:58pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Yorkborneinbse says...

Phooooaaaaw !!! A yummy mummy indeed. Well done girl, you look great.
Phooooaaaaw !!! A yummy mummy indeed. Well done girl, you look great. Yorkborneinbse
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