Local mum Maddie Cridland has transformed her life and become the healthy mum she has always dreamt of being. Now Maddie is using her slimming success to shape a whole new career helping other people change their lives and achieve their weight loss dreams too.
Maddie joined her local slimming world group in April 2018 when her son was just 3 months old, she has gone on to lose an incredible 3 stone, dropping from clothes size 16 to a 10. She said “ I was devastated that my post baby body had left me feeling dull and un-confident, I avoided having pictures taken of me with my newborn son, it was during this time that I realised something had to change, I wanted my son to grow up with a healthy mum”.
“A good friend of mine had previously told me about how she lost weight successfully whilst still eating all the foods she enjoyed, Although I felt nervous I decided that I would join my local slimming world group straight away”.
Maddie went on to say “ I very quickly realised after joining that I needn’t have worried b cause as soon as I walked in a was immediately put at ease by the friendly supportive group, and was constantly put at ease by the consultant Rachel”.
Mrs Cridland quickly learnt how she could easily becoming healthier, changing the way she cooked and ate whilst still enjoying her favourite meals. Maddie explains that “ The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods like pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish, you are never hungry and no foods are banned so there’s no deprivation. I couldn’t believe I’d found a way to lose weight without starving myself”.
Now, she has trained as a Consultant for Slimming World, the UK’s largest group-based weight loss organisation, at their national training academy in Derbyshire. Members in Downham Market are getting ready to welcome Maddie as their new Consultant when she takes over the group on the 31st of October.
She says: “Obesity is becoming such a huge issue across the UK. When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I just can’t wait to get started, it’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me so that I can give my members the support they need to get to target”.
“Support is really the most important thing. It all starts with feeling that you’re not alone. I couldn’t have lost 3 stone without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own Consultant and group. As someone who has lost weight myself I know the challenges people can face, which is why, along with the group, I will be there to support every one of my members all the way to their chosen target weight.Setting targets, sharing recipes and other ideas, and working together as a group to overcome challenges and celebrate success is so important to a successful journey. That’s why, at my Slimming World group, there’ll be tons of support, encouragement and fun.”
Maddie’s Slimming World group will be held at St Edmunds Church hall every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30 pm from 31 st of October. For more information or to join Maddie’s group either pop along on the 31 st of October or call her on 07889790975