Weight loss just what doctor ordered!

Forfar woman Pamela Crighton with T.V. Dr Hilary Jones at the Slimming World's Woman of the Year competition after she lost six stones.
Forfar woman Pamela Crighton with T.V. Dr Hilary Jones at the Slimming World's Woman of the Year competition after she lost six stones.

A super slimmer from Forfar showed TV doctor Hilary Jones that losing weight is the best medicine when she met him at the semi-finals of a national slimming competition.

Pamela Crighton became one of just 48 women representing 400,000 others from across the UK to reach the semi-finals of Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2011 competition. Daybreak regular Dr Hilary co-hosted the event and congratulated her on losing an impressive six stones.

Pamela joined the Forfar Slimming World group in January 2011 and slimmed down from 16st 3.5lb to 10st 3.5lb. The group, which is run by Slimming World Consultant Carmen Glasby, meets every Monday at 6.30 pm at St John’s Hall. Pamela’s weight loss and new-found confidence inspired her fellow members to vote her as their representative in the competition where she secured a place in the semi-finals, although she didn’t make it through to the national finals.

Pamela said: “I’d tried so many times and so many ways to lose weight before, usually depriving myself of the foods I enjoy, counting calories and going hungry, so inevitably my attempts failed miserably. I decided to have one last try and luckily I found Slimming World. I did have to make changes to the way I cooked and ate, but they were small changes made easy at Slimming World. I loved tucking into delicious healthy meals and watching the pounds fall off. Now I’m slimmer and more confident – so much more confident that I walk, play on the Wii and run after the children regularly too, when before I lost the weight I did no exercise at all.”

Pamela’s Consultant Carmen says: “Pamela is not only looking great, she’s added years to her life and become a role model in our local community.”

Dr Hilary was impressed by Pamela’s stunning transformation when he heard her story. He said: “By losing weight, Pamela has dramatically reduced her risk of a range of health problems including, at the very worst, premature death. It’s wonderful to see Pamela looking so lovely and healthy and hear all about her weight loss. I hope her story inspires lots of other people in her town to follow her lead and transform their health too.”