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Sweet shop owner Sue shows she’s a real super slimmer
7:40am Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A SUPER slimmer who runs two sweet shops has resisted temptation to shed almost five stone.
Sue Henderson, aged 54, who runs sweet shops called Sweets & Treats in Barnards Green, Malvern and in Tewkesbury, has managed to lose the weight since last September despite temptation being quite literally all around her.
However, even though her shop is full of “naughty things” she said there was also now Slimming World posters and she wanted people battling the bulge to pop in for a chat.
Mrs Henderson of Birtsmorton, near Malvern, said: “I wouldn’t believe anyone could have so much willpower. I love sweets. Who doesn’t love sweets?”
When she hit her 50s she carried on putting on weight and decided she had to do something about it. She said: “There’s no way i’m going back to the way I was. I am a real convert now because I’ve done it. I take some of my customers to Slimming World classes to make sure they go.”
Mrs Henderson, originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now wants to offer moral support to other people who want to lose weight.
She says people she has known for years have been walking past her in the street because they do not recognise her.
She has been following the Slimming World eating plan, and encouraged by her consultant Jacky Barnes, has discovered by making a few changes to the way she shops and cooks, she can still eat everyday foods such as meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, rice and fruit in unlimited amounts and still lose weight.
Ms Henderson said: “I used to hold on to a rail to steady myself going upstairs, but since losing the weight, I can now run up them with ease. It may sound dramatic, but losing this weight has changed my life, I just wish I had done it years ago.”
Jacky Barnes, who became a consultant at Sue’s Malvern group in September, just a week before Sue joined, has been so inspired by her members’ enthusiasm, commitment and successes, she decided to take over another group in the town