Durrington mum drops five dress sizes

Durrington mum Giorgina Pollard 'before' Slimming World SUS-151224-120729001
Durrington mum Giorgina Pollard 'before' Slimming World SUS-151224-120729001
1
Have your say

A Durrington mum of three knew she had to do something about her weight after becoming dangerously ill during her third pregnancy.

She said: “I’d always been on the bigger side, even before having children, and with each pregnancy I put on more weight and struggled to lose it again.”

Durrington mum Giorgina Pollard 'after' Slimming World SUS-151224-120740001

Durrington mum Giorgina Pollard 'after' Slimming World SUS-151224-120740001

She said: “I’d always been on the bigger side, even before having children, and with each pregnancy I put on more weight and struggled to lose it again.”

Towards the end of her third pregnancy, Giorgina developed pre-eclampsia and after an emergency caesarian, she was taken to intensive care.

“I felt so guilty,” she said.

Her baby suffered a collapsed lung and was taken to the special care baby unit, where he was monitored for nine days. He made a full recovery and is now 15 months old and a picture of health.

Her illness was the wake-up call she needed to lose weight and Giorgina discovered Slimming World was recommended by the Royal College of Midwives as the plan was safe and healthy for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

“Going to my first session was very daunting, but I needn’t have worried. Everyone was so friendly and supportive and I was amazed to discover that I could eat all my favourite foods and still lose weight,” she said.

Eight months later, Giorgina is six stone lighter, having dropped five dress sizes, from 16st 5lb to 10st 5lb.

She said: “Friends I hadn’t seen in a while didn’t recognise me and sometimes I don’t even recognise myself.

“I know I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of my group, husband and family.”

It was these huge changes to her life that inspired Giorgina to train to become a Slimming World consultant and help others change their lives.

Giorgina re-launched the Slimming World group at Parkside Evangelical Church, St Flora’s Road, Littlehampton, last month.

Sessions are on Mondays at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.worthingherald.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Worthing.news

3) Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.