Joy as Waterlooville slimmer loses 7st 11lb and gets confidence back through Slimming World
MORE confidence and self-worth are the side effects of a 7st weight loss from a Waterlooville woman voted Woman of the Year.
Unhappy with her weight, Jordie Rolfe joined Slimming World last year after trying diets and personal training and not seeing any results.
Fast forward 60 weeks and 28-year-old Jordie is 7st 11lbs down and has just been voted her slimming group’s Woman of the Year and is in the running for the national accolade.
This did not seem possible when Jordie joined the group, wearing size 22 clothes and feeling really down.
She said: ‘I was really unhappy, I was unfit and I couldn’t even walk up the stairs without getting out of breath.
‘I used to go to bed thinking can I just be skinny when I wake up? I got to the point where I got sick of looking at myself in the mirror. Going out shopping would fill me with dread.
‘I went into the group and just cried, I suddenly felt there was somewhere I didn’t have to hide and feel ashamed because people were in the same place as me.’
The experience has helped Jordie fall in love with cooking again, and she has bags of energy now meaning she can run around after her stepson Jamie, nine.
Jordie, now a size 10 to 12, said: ‘You see things in the media and think “that’s them doing that, I wouldn’t be able to do that”.
‘It’s completely brought out my confidence which I haven’t seen since I was 16. I used to care what people thought of me because I didn’t think nicely of myself. I love myself again so now I don’t care what people think of me.’
The latest development for Jordie is that she was voted Woman of the Year in her group, run by consultant Lea Wood.
Jordie, who has also been entered into the national competition, said: ‘It was amazing, I cried when I found out. I just look back a year ago and the fact that I’m now being recognised for hopefully inspiring people to make good changes in their life, it’s overwhelming really.’
Lea added: ‘Jordie is just phenomenal! It's been an absolute pleasure watching her transform before our eyes, not just as her body shrinks, but as her confidence grows.’