Success Stories: Simon

By Daily Mail   Simon, before Simon became the ‘funny guy’ to hide his heartbreak after the death of his parents. But after suffering a health scare of his own, it was his loyal friends and his Leader, Alice, who helped put him back together. The fact I was overweight – vastly overweight – first hit home in my early 20s. I was already buying XL shirts, but by then, I couldn’t do up the buttons. I’d always liked my food, but when my mum died of ovarian Read more [...]

Success Stories: Paula

By Daily Mail   Paula, before FACTS    Paula, 52 Lost: 9st 3lb Height: 5'7" Start weight: 19st 7lb  Current weight: 10st 4lb After Nigel and I were first married, our favourite nights were spent cuddled up on the sofa in front of the telly, our plates piled high with whatever comforting dinner I’d cooked from scratch – fluffy shepherd’s pies, steaming roast dinners and creamy tuna pastas. But for me, the result Read more [...]

Weight Watchers success stories: Sarah

By Daily Mail   Sarah, 41   It really is possible to lose weight - and keep it off for good! My husband Mick and I renewed our vows in Las Vegas after 15 happy years together. On the day, I basked in compliments, secretly thrilled that the stunning size 10 beaded, corseted cream dress I was wearing was two sizes smaller than my original wedding dress. It was testament to a healthier lifestyle that was almost as long-lasting as my marriage. It was all down Read more [...]

Success Stories: James

By Daily Mail   James, 58  James loves his five-a-side footie, but a health scare blew the whistle on his playing days until he lost 3st and regained his fitness. Now the Gold Member is leaving younger players for dust.   James always thought he was in great shape. Okay, so he wasn't as fast as he used to be, but for a man in his 50s that seemed part of the deal. And while his clothes were a little snugger every year, health problems were the last thing Read more [...]

Courgetti and Veggie Meatballs recipe

By Daily Mail Recipe: Courgetti and Veggie Meatballs   INGREDIENTS   Prep time: 25 min. Cook time: 60 min.  Serves: 4.  SmartPoints™: 5 per serving.  Difficulty: Easy. 4spray(s)Calorie controlled cooking spray 1 medium Red onion(s), finely sliced 2 clove(s)Garlic, crushed 5 largeTomato, chopped 1 can(s)Tinned Tomatoes 1 tablespoons Oregano, Dried 1 leaf/leavesBay leaf, dry 1 tablespoons Read more [...]

Ricotta-stuffed chicken with balsamic roasted veg recipe

By Daily Mail Recipe: Ricotta-stuffed chicken with balsamic roasted veg    INGREDIENTS   Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 45 min Serves: 4 SmartPoints™: 7 per serving. Difficulty: Easy.    4spray(s)Calorie controlled cooking spray 1 medium Red onion(s), finely sliced 2 clove(s)Garlic, crushed 5 largeTomato, chopped 1 can(s)Tinned Tomatoes 1 tablespoons Oregano, Dried 1 leaf/leavesBay leaf, Read more [...]