Pearl’s a jewel in the crown of town slimmers

Pearl Francombe before EMN-171127-103317001
Pearl Francombe before EMN-171127-103317001

A dynamic Horncastle slimmer is getting ready to dazzle during Christmas party season after achieving a weight loss of 3st 4.5lbs.

Pearl Francombe was voted as the Horncastle Thursday Slimming World group’s Miss Slinky 2017 her after fellow members were wowed by her achievements.

Pearl after losing more than three stone. EMN-171127-103530001

Pearl after losing more than three stone. EMN-171127-103530001

Slimming World’s annual Miss Slinky competition recognise those members who have transformed both inside and out by becoming healthier and happier, slimmer and more confident, and who look great in their seasonal party clothes.

The national winner of the title will each win a £2,000 cash price.

Pearl, who has dropped four dress sizes, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to win.

“I am already really looking forward to this Christmas and feeling glamorous enough to wear the outfits I’ve been dreaming of.

“Winning the title of Miss Slinky means I have even more to celebrate and I know this festive season will be extra special.”

Pearl began following a healthy eating plan in July 2016. It encourages people to satisfy their appetite on healthy foods like fruit and veg’, pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish.

Karen Hamilton, who runs the Horncastle Slimming World group which Pearl attends, says she’s extremely proud of helping giving her confidence back.

Karen said: “Christmas is a time of year for getting dressed up and having a good time but when people are overweight they often dread it because they feel uncomfortable and out of place at parties.

“This year, I know Pearl will feel completely different from previous years. I hope she will be accepting every invitation she receives, showing off her gorgeous new figure with poise and assurance. I’ve no doubt that she will inspire other people to lose weight.”

•Anyone who has been inspired by Pearl’s story can join Karen’s group at Stanhope Hall every Thursday at (7.30pm) and on Tuesday mornings at the Community Centre at 9am & 11am. Details: 07900 062817.