FOLK who would like to shed the pounds can go along to a new Slimming World group, which launches at Pinxton Miners’ Welfare on Wednesday, from 7.30pm.
The group will be led by Karen Freeman - who lost 37lbs after discovering she had heart problems - and she says she hopes her own success story will encourage others to join her group.
She said: “With every half stone that came off, I felt like a new person.
“I was feeling better and healthier every week. The group was so much more than I ever imagined it would be.
“I thought I knew everything there was to know about losing weight, but actually all I ever did was deprive myself of foods I loved - which is why I’ve always failed in the past.
“With Slimming World I’ve never eaten so much in my life. I’ve made so many friends and really look forward to my group night.”