Search

Man who lost five stone in just 18-weeks is crowned Mr Sleek 2017

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:31 13 January 2018

Karl Timbers before he lost five stones. PHOTO: Karl Timbers

Karl Timbers before he lost five stones. PHOTO: Karl Timbers

Archant

A slimmer who lost over five stone in a matter of weeks has gained a new lease of life - and been crowned Mr Sleek 2017 by his fellow weight loss group members.

Karl Timbers, who was crowned Mr Sleek 2017 after losing over five stone in 18 weeksKarl Timbers, who was crowned Mr Sleek 2017 after losing over five stone in 18 weeks

Karl Timbers, from Weybred near Harleston, decided to join Slimming World after a warning from his doctor that he had to lose weight in order to avoid serious health implications.

Mr Timbers said: “My doctor recommended Slimming World, as the healthy eating plan allows you to fill up on a range of ‘free’ foods without ever going hungry.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I arrived I was the only man in the group. However I was immediately welcomed.

“The group members were really supportive from night one and I picked up lots of inspiration for the week ahead.”

Using the support from his fellow slimmers and group consultant Lisa Hartgrove, Mr Timbers went onto lose eight pounds in his first week and was regularly the group’s Slimmer of the Week.

The 55-year-old said: “The support I got from the group has been incredible and has given me the motivation each week to keep going. I have met some amazing people who I am proud to call my friends.”

Within 18 weeks of joining Slimming World Mr Timbers had lost an impressive five stone and 9.5 pounds, achieving his personal target weight and leading him to be voted Mr Sleek 2017 of his group.

But it is not just Mr Timbers’ relationship with food which has changed since his weight loss.

He is now able to enjoy exercise and has gone from getting breathless after a walk to enjoying jogging and swimming.

Lisa Hartgrove, group consultant, said: “It has been a real pleasure to support Karl on his weight loss journey.

“To see the weight fall off him each and every single week has been incredible, but even more incredible is seeing Karl’s confidence grow and embrace this new lease of life with a big smile on his face.”

Harleston Slimming World group is open to anyone who has 7lbs or more to lose. It meets every Thursday at 7.30pm at Archbishop Sancroft High School.

Other news

16:44

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss championed Norwich City on a visit to the US as part of efforts to woo an American football team to relocate to the UK.

A father whose two sons rely on one of the 46 children’s centres under threat of closure has urged people to make their voices heard over the controversial proposals.

Airy open carriages, free fast wifi and a USB point for every passenger – Greater Anglia have unveiled the inside of their new regional trains.

Ever since that fateful day in June 2016, questions have been asked over just what the people of the United Kingdom - and Norfolk - had voted for.

Most Read

Yesterday, 11:25

A busy road linking two South Norfolk market towns is to be closed on a Saturday while resurfacing work is carried out.

Read more
Norfolk County Council
Yesterday, 13:21

A burglar who crashed a car after stealing it during a break-in at a house Diss has been jailed for three years.

Read more
Diss
13:12

A parish council has branded as ‘reckless and irresponsible’ plans for pedestrians to share the road with traffic around a blind bend leading to and from a new housing estate.

Read more
Richard Bacon
06:47

Police are warning drivers to be careful as high winds fell trees and power cables this morning as part of Storm Bronagh.

Read more
Norfolk Police

Ever since that fateful day in June 2016, questions have been asked over just what the people of the United Kingdom - and Norfolk - had voted for.

Read more
European Union

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Diss Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy