February 6, 2023

Slimmer conquers diabetes and high blood pressure after losing more than 4st – Daily Record

A super slimmer is “tablet-free” from diabetes and high blood pressure after shedding a sensational 4st plus in a year.

Billy Watt, from Coatbridge, says his life has been “transformed for the better” since his dramatic weight loss.

The 56-year-old was struggling to walk before joining his local Slimming World group, but is now aiming to run 50 miles this month to raise funds for charity.

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A super slimmer is “tablet-free” from diabetes and high blood pressure after shedding a sensational 4st plus in a year.

Billy Watt, from Coatbridge, says his life has been “transformed for the better” since his dramatic weight loss.

The 56-year-old was struggling to walk before joining his local Slimming World group, but is now aiming to run 50 miles this month to raise funds for charity.

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Billy told Lanarkshire Live : “Since I joined my Slimming World family my whole life has changed for the better. Before then I was struggling to walk or interact with people as I was always self-conscious about how I looked.

“Now I am a lot more confident and my health has improved dramatically.

“I had Type 2 diabetes with high blood pressure, but since losing more than four-stone I am tablet-free from both illnesses and feel like a new man.

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“I am much more in control of my weight loss journey and the choices I make about food and learning from new friends in a powerfully supportive, safe environment.

“I can walk so much more easily and have even started running, something I never imagined I could do before joining Slimming World.

“My confidence has grown so much, not only in my personal life after meeting my new partner, who I would never have had the confidence to approach before, but also with my fitness.

“I have now challenged myself to run 50 miles in January for charity.”

Billy was struggling to walk until joining his local Slimming World group

Jennifer Stevens, Billy’s Slimming World consultant, added: “Billy has achieved so much since joining our group; not only health and fitness improvements together with a fantastic weight loss, but a growth in confidence.

“The courage he has shown to set up his own business and set and achieve life goals is inspirational.

“I am so proud of Billy. He has done amazingly well with his weight loss journey so far and helps others every week in group as his commitment and support …….

Source: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/lanarkshire/lanarkshire-slimmer-conquers-diabetes-high-25868434