Karen says hip, hip, hooray!

Karen after her weight loss

Karen after her weight loss

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A slimmer who shed three stone to help recover from a hip replacement says the weight loss has transformed her life.

Mum-of-two Karen Whyte piled on the pounds when pain in her hip meant she wasn’t able to exercise or move around.

But, when her surgeon told her losing weight would help her recover quicker from her hip operation, Karen decided to join Slimming World.

A year on, her weight has dropped from 12st 7lb to 9st 7lb.

Karen (46) from Uddingston said: “Like many women, my weight has been up and down, and I’ve done lots of different diets in the past but it always felt like you were starving yourself.

“I was in so much pain with my hip before the replacement, so I was inactive and just eating rubbish.

“My weight went up, and I don’t think I’ve been so heavy before.

“I heard my friends talk about Slimming World and that no foods were banned. I started at my group in December and had my hip replacement in May.

“Now I have fully recovered and I’m three stone lighter I can now walk my dog Ollie for six miles and believe that I can take up my passion for running again.”

Karen is now training to become a slimming consultant, and will start running her own class on December 31 in Thorniewood FC Social Club. To sign up, call Karen on 07729 847035.