Lostock mum quits bank job to become super slimmer

Di Tierney who takes over the Slimming World class

Di Tierney before losing weight

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , news feature writer

A MUM-OF-TWO is a super slimmer — after quitting her bank job to take over a weight loss club in Lostock.

Di Tierney spent her days as regional sales manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Manchester.

But at night she was piling on the pounds, scoffing takeaways with a glass of wine.

Then, after seeing an unflattering photograph of herself on a business holiday in Barcelona, Mrs Tierney joined a slimming club and dropped two dress sizes to a svelte size 10.

That was 15 years ago and now, after taking voluntary redundancy, will this week launch her new career helping others to lose weight.

Mrs Tierney, aged 43, of Briar Close, Hindley Green, said: “The weight started creeping on as it often does when you get married.

"You go from being single and dancing the night away in a club to staying in with your hubby and eating takeaways and having a glass of wine or two.

“But seeing the size of me on that photo, I was mortified and I knew I had to do something straightaway.

“I joined my local Slimming World group and it changed my eating habits and gave me a healthy outlook for life — so much so that I have managed to keep the weight off.”

After 25 years working in the financial industry, Mrs Tierney knew straightaway what she wanted to do for her new career.

She said: “When I was losing my weight I remember a woman who lost six stone.

“At first you would barely notice her because her confidence was so low and she was so shy, but as the weight fell off not only did she look different, she became a different person.

“It was then that I said to myself that helping people along their journey was something I would like to do.

“As soon as I heard about the voluntary redundancy at work I decided that this was the right time to follow my dream.”

  • Di Tierney takes over the Slimming World class at Lostock Parish Centre from tonight. For more information call 07741 314051.

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1:49pm Thu 3 Jul 14

William2701 says...

Yet more free advertising by The Bolton News.
Yet more free advertising by The Bolton News. William2701
  • Score: 2

4:17pm Thu 3 Jul 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

What's a "business holiday" and how do I get my boss to send me on one?
What's a "business holiday" and how do I get my boss to send me on one? OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: 9

8:43pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Akissati says...

Di's stories is an interesting story and. Di also seems to have lost weight.

This is a notable weight loss story. It can be surprising but there are multiple weight loss success stories online I came across recently. It is clear that getting rid of unnecessary fat can be done. However, it should be done in a healthy manner that can also be followed over the long term without making you sad and depressed because you have to never eat again the food you crave the most.

I share a bit of my thoughts regarding weight loss on this page: http://9nl.eu/err4

There is also a link there to a video that introduced me to phenomenon regarding weight loss and genders that I was unaware of.

I do not believe in letting a diet victimize put pressure on you by making you completely deprive yourself of delicious, lawful and healthy food, just because you wish to lose weight.

Is there any justification for that type of thing?
Di's stories is an interesting story and. Di also seems to have lost weight. This is a notable weight loss story. It can be surprising but there are multiple weight loss success stories online I came across recently. It is clear that getting rid of unnecessary fat can be done. However, it should be done in a healthy manner that can also be followed over the long term without making you sad and depressed because you have to never eat again the food you crave the most. I share a bit of my thoughts regarding weight loss on this page: http://9nl.eu/err4 There is also a link there to a video that introduced me to phenomenon regarding weight loss and genders that I was unaware of. I do not believe in letting a diet victimize put pressure on you by making you completely deprive yourself of delicious, lawful and healthy food, just because you wish to lose weight. Is there any justification for that type of thing? Akissati
  • Score: -3

8:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

Why the hell is this news?? She dropped 2 dress sizes and is now a svelte size 10?? Oh wow...so she was a size 14 then??? Oohhhh No. I am suprised Channel 4 didn't make a documentary about her, scenes of her lying in bed and being hoisted on and off the toilet. I mean, come on, a size 14??? Hardly monstrous proportions is it? There are women out there who strive for years to get down to a size 14. If she had been a size 30 and dropped to a size 10 then yes maybe that would be news. Maybe this woman's ego and vanity are far bigger than her dress size has ever been. She is hardly a weight loss miracle. Get a life woman.
Why the hell is this news?? She dropped 2 dress sizes and is now a svelte size 10?? Oh wow...so she was a size 14 then??? Oohhhh No. I am suprised Channel 4 didn't make a documentary about her, scenes of her lying in bed and being hoisted on and off the toilet. I mean, come on, a size 14??? Hardly monstrous proportions is it? There are women out there who strive for years to get down to a size 14. If she had been a size 30 and dropped to a size 10 then yes maybe that would be news. Maybe this woman's ego and vanity are far bigger than her dress size has ever been. She is hardly a weight loss miracle. Get a life woman. Janch1
  • Score: 6

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