A NORTHWICH woman who shed three stone in eight months is starting her own group to help others lose weight.
Ioana Furnea, 27, says bullying and rude remarks about her weight inspired her to get slim. She now wants to use her experience to give other women their confidence back.
She is starting a Slimming World group at Barnton Memorial Hall, with meetings every Monday at 6pm, from November 17.
“I know there are so many people out there who need help to lose weight,” said Ioana, a holistic therapist. “I was one – and I know how it feels.”
Ioana lost the weight by attending Slimming World sessions in Left- wich.
“I didn’t think anything would ever help me to slim,” she said. “I’d been on diets since the age of 14 and none of them had ever worked – I seemed to spend my life half-starving.
“But then I went to Slimming World and lost a stone in my first month. I haven’t looked back since.”
Ioana added: “I recently went home to visit my family and they didn’t recognise me – they thought I was my sister!
“It’s fantastic to finally be slim. Not only that but I have had fun and made friends along the way.”
For information on the new meetings, call Ioana on 01606 331433 or 0778 442 5305.