Mum who lost seven stones in 18 months will take on half marathon

Mum who lost seven stones in 18 months will take on half marathon

Losing seven stone has made a World of difference to Jenny Taylor, 27

The holiday snap which prompted Jenny Taylor's weight loss

First published in News

A FINANCE officer who lost seven stones in just 18 months is hoping to inspire other mums by running a half marathon.

When mum Jenny Taylor saw a picture of herself on a family holiday in 2012 she realised her weight was taking over her life.

The 27-year-old, who has a seven-year-old daughter Kaitlin, weighed 21st 5lb and had lost all her confidence, while climbing stairs made her breathless.

She joined Slimming World and after the first few months had lost three stones — despite still being able to eat her favourite roast dinners, curry and full English breakfasts — and also discovered a love of running.

And after completing two 10k races she is now training for the Great North Run in September.

“As my weight reduced my energy levels increased and I enjoyed the feeling and buzz I got after going for a jog, something I never thought I would achieve,” said Mrs Taylor.

“I entered myself into a 10k event as a target to work towards and was pleased to finish it on a hot summer’s day in under 75 minutes.

“A few months later was the Wigan 10k, which I completed in 65 minutes.

“If I hadn’t joined the slimming club, goodness knows how heavy I would be now. My weight was already affecting daily life and having a young daughter I wanted to be fit and healthy so I could enjoy my time with her.

“Now I have lost 7st, life has completely changed. I have so much more energy, love clothes shopping and feel more confident as a person.”

Mrs Taylor, of St Helens Road, Leigh, is training to become a Slimming World consultant.

She will hold her first meeting at Astley Pensioners Centre in Manchester Road, Astley from 9am on Saturday.

Call 07778 575557 for details.

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7:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

Very well done. Doesn't even look like the same lady in those pics.
Very well done. Doesn't even look like the same lady in those pics. wsw69
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Mon 18 Aug 14

EmShambles says...

Well done love! Makes me feel a bit sheepish about bemoaning the 5lbs I have to lose.You are an inspiration! The fact you run makes you a hero in my book.I get terrible nip rash. X
Well done love! Makes me feel a bit sheepish about bemoaning the 5lbs I have to lose.You are an inspiration! The fact you run makes you a hero in my book.I get terrible nip rash. X EmShambles
  • Score: 4

9:27am Tue 19 Aug 14

brian jones says...

Good for you. Enjoy the GNR. The atmosphere is absolutely amaazing. You will have the best day!
Good for you. Enjoy the GNR. The atmosphere is absolutely amaazing. You will have the best day! brian jones
  • Score: 3

3:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mrs philainsy says...

Well done.
Well done. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 1

12:15am Wed 20 Aug 14

danssoncabaret says...

Well done you look great. x
Well done you look great. x danssoncabaret
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