A sensational Burnley slimmer who has been plagued by pounds since her teenage years has launched her own weight loss group.
Jennifer Blevins (36), of Thursby Road, has become a Slimming World consultant after years of avoiding shop changing rooms, weighing scales, and having photographs taken.
Jennifer managed to lose 7st. after joining Slimming World in March 2013.
She said: “Unfortunately, whenever I was settled in a relationship or career the pounds just seemed to creep on.
“Although, overall, I was happy in life my weight was something I would always fail with so in the end I gave up trying.
“I found that first evening to be nothing short of a revelation. I was instantly put at ease by a whole group of people who understood just how difficult it was to take those first steps.”
Jennifer, who runs a group on Thursday evenings at Rosegrove Unity Working Men’s Club, added: “I have a real confidence now and a positive outlook on my future. My partner would tell you that my general mood has improved too.
“I love spending time playing games with the kids and going for long walks with Molly, the family dog.
“My weekly routine also includes an activity that I spent years avoiding – swimming. I have always loved the water but wearing a costume in public? Not when I was feeling so low.”