Irene bids farewell as Cheryl takes on role as Filey Slimming World consultant

Slimming World members in Filey have said their farewells to Irene Cowling as she retires as consultant after 15 years helping many people lose weight.

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 2:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 5:33 pm
Cheryl Rainsley and Irene Cowling

Taking over as consultant is one of the members of Irene's group Cheryl Rainsley.

Irene said: “I decided the time was right to retire and I am delighted that one of the members of my group is taking over. Cheryl is going to be a wonderful consultant and I feel happy knowing she is going to be looking after the members.”

Cheryl said: “When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I just can’t wait to get started.

"I have completed my training and it’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me, so that I can give my members the support they need to get to target.

“Support is really the most important thing. It all starts with feeling that you’re not alone. I couldn’t have lost weight without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own consultant and group.

"As someone who has lost weight I know the challenges people can face, which is why, along with the group, I will be there to support every one of my members all the way to their chosen target weight.

"Setting targets, sharing recipes and other ideas, and working together as a group to overcome challenges and celebrate success is so important to a successful journey. That’s why, at my Slimming World group, there’ll be tons of support, encouragement and fun.

“Like a lot of slimmers, I had tried to lose weight so many times before by following numerous diets but they were never sustainable because I’d always get tired of restricting what I ate. I thought I was destined to struggle with my weight for the rest of my life, but when I came to Slimming World it was different. I never felt like I was on a diet. The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods like pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish, you are never hungry and no foods are banned so there’s no deprivation. I couldn’t believe I’d found a way to lose weight without starving myself.”

Cheryl’s Slimming World group is held at St John's Church every Thursday. Booking is required and social distancing measures are in place. Contact Cheryl on 07912 109557.