Vicky launches Slimming World group after shedding 3 stone 8lb

Vicky Payne sets up new Wednesday night Slimming World group in Monkston Park to help others follow in her footsteps by losing weight.

A slimmer who has turned her life around by losing 3 stone 8lb in just nine months has launched her own Slimming World group to help others follow in her footsteps.

Vicky Payne (pictured) was so self-conscious at her heaviest that she avoided mirrors and busy places after suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and feelings of despair.

But she totally transformed her life after joining Slimming World – and now she wants to help others to do the same at her new group at Monkston Park Community Centre on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

Vicky said: “Leading up to walking through the doors of Slimming World I was in a tough place both physically and mentally.

“My rented accommodation had fallen through, my relationship had broken down, I was struggling with work and now realise I was suffering with severe anxiety and panic attacks.

“I started avoiding mirrors and busy places because I was so self-conscious. I felt like a marshmallow and just wanted to hide away.”

Vicky initially only went to Slimming World to keep her mum quiet, but it turned out to be a masterstroke.

“My mum knew I was the heaviest I had ever been and could see my once sparkly personality had slipped away,” Vicky explained.

“She had a coupon to join Slimming World and sent it to me in the post, suggesting I should go. I can’t really remember how I had come to the decision to walk through the doors but I knew it would keep mum off my back for another week!

“I was thrilled when I looked in the mirror and I wasn’t scared to talk to people at work, eventually leading to a new job. I also took the plunge and bought my first property and worked hard to do it up. Now I have got my life back on track I feel I can take on the world!

“I have a beautiful home, a beautiful puppy and a strong relationship – none of which would have been possible if I hadn’t joined Slimming World and took back control of what I ate. Now I can live life to the full through Food Optimising and I’m really enjoying helping others do the same.”

If you are interested in losing weight just turn up to the new Slimming World group at Monkston Park Community Centre, off Pimlico Court, off Plaistow Crescent, MK10 9PN on Wednesdays at 7.30pm, or you can call Vicky on 07802 297792 or email

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