‘Now I can watch my grandchildren grow up’

Neville Roberts from Sutton on Sea has lost over eight stone in weight and has reached his target thanks to joining a local Slimming World group.
Neville Roberts from Sutton on Sea has lost over eight stone in weight and has reached his target thanks to joining a local Slimming World group.
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A love for his family has helped a slimmer from Sutton on Sea lose more than eight stone to improve his health and ensure he can see his grandchildren grow up.

At his heaviest, Neville Roberts, 58, weighed 21 stone and was tired of having to wear XXL size clothing.

And because of the health implications that could occur due to his size and the drive of wanting to see his grandchildren grow up, he decided it was time to do something about it.

Neville decided to join Slimming World and has never looked back since.

“As a man joining a slimming group, initially I had concerns,” Neville explained.

“I perceived it as a female dominant environment, but I put those thoughts 
aside to try it out and I when arrived, I was pleasantly surprised.

“I was made to feel welcome and encouraged by all the other members there, including my wife Liz, as she goes too.”

Both Neville and Liz have kept each motivated during the process.

Neville added: “Me and Liz have kept each other motivated and we support one another and work at it together.

“Ultimately at 21 stone I couldn’t exercise, but now I’ve really gotten into running and I run two-miles twice a day and go to the gym three times a week.

“There is a misconception that slimming groups are just for women, but it’s not. I would definitely recommend men to give it a go.

“It’s nice and social too, where you can meet people and have a laugh as well.

“I now feel very confident again in myself and it’s nice to be able to go clothes shopping and pick out and wear so much more.

“I still go along to my group meeting every week to make sure I stay on track and because I have now reached my target weight.

“Because now I am a target member, I can also give others my advice who are going through their journeys, give them my advice and give them tips to help them based on my own journey.”

Different Slimming World groups meet either on Wednesday morning at Mablethorpe Community Hall in 
Stanley Avenue with Lisa at either 9.30am or 11.30am .

Or you can go along to the evening classes available at at 5.30pm or 7.30pm with Nathan.

For any further information regarding the local Slimming World groups, please call Lisa on 07792 486330 or Nathan on 07568 135040.