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Slimming new mum sheds two and half stone despite pregnancy

PUBLISHED: 15:34 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:08 29 April 2019

Sarah Pattison, from Roydon, near Diss, with her son Hugo. Picture: Slimming World

Sarah Pattison, from Roydon, near Diss, with her son Hugo. Picture: Slimming World

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A new mum who joined a Norfolk slimming club hours before discovering she was having another baby shed two and a half stone despite her pregnancy.

Sarah Pattison, from Roydon, near Diss, lost two and half stone despite her pregnancy. Picture: Slimming WorldSarah Pattison, from Roydon, near Diss, lost two and half stone despite her pregnancy. Picture: Slimming World

Sarah Pattison, from Roydon, found out she was pregnant within 20 hours of joining her local Slimming World group.

But after being reassured it was safe to continue slimming when she gave birth just over seven months later she was still 3lb lighter than when she joined. And by the time her new son, Hugo, was 10 weeks she had reached her dream target weight having lost two and a half stone.

She said: “I'd gained about one stone after each of my previous pregnancies and I was adamant that I wasn't going to gain a third stone.”

She embarked on her slimming drive after a holiday. “When we went on holiday last year I needed to buy new clothes, in a larger size, because things didn't fit anymore,” she said. “I then saw a photo of myself which horrified me and I decided I had to do something about it.”

Roydon Slimming World group co-ordinator Natalie Duke said there was a specific plan to help expectant mums manage their weight throughout pregnancy.

She said: “Hugo accompanies Sarah to group now and everyone loves him. He's as good as gold and he has inherited lots of surrogate aunties and uncles!”

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