Kerry Coleman is our Yummy Mummy of the Month for February after being nominated by her Scottish Slimmers class manager, Sylvia Strachan, who helped her to lose over seven stones. Sylvia says: “Kerry is an inspiration and a great example to lots of other young mums. She put on a lot of weight when she was pregnant but two weeks after her little girl Hollie was born, she joined Scottish Slimmers. Our eating plan is healthy and educated Kerry on the right things to eat. She looks absolutely amazing and I am delighted for her.”
Kerry says: “Scottish Slimmers gave me lots of specially-tailored advice about losing weight so soon after giving birth. Sylvia was so supportive and with her help I changed to eating normal portions of healthier food with lots more fruit and vegetables and that soon started to make a difference to my weight.”
This is her story…
Busy young mum Kerry Coleman knew that living off take-aways wasn’t helping her cope with her small baby, Hollie, but after losing over 7 stone, with Scottish Slimmers, Kerry is now enjoying life as a young mum… and has also just won their ‘Yummy Mummy of the Year’ title.
Looking after a baby during the day, then working at her local supermarket in the evenings, left little time for Kerry to cook healthy food, “I am at work when most people are having their main meal,” explains Kerry, “and busy with my little girl during the day, so for me eating was just a way to banish my hunger – and quickly!”
Kerry found herself living off take-aways – you name it, she took it out! “Burgers, Pizzas, chips, Chinese food – anything that was quick and tasty!” she admits. As her weight increased, 19-year-old Kerry was finding it more and more difficult to care for her daughter, “Bending over the cot, kneeling on the floor – everything became hard work and painful,” she says. “I would get tired very quickly”.
Kerry joined Scottish Slimmers and soon found that eating healthier food was actually really tasty! “I was surprised that I could enjoy food which was good for me!” she laughs. “I am fitter and can run after my daughter – it’s a great feeling which I want to hold on to!” For more information about Scottish Slimmers log on to www.scottishslimmers.com
This month’s YummyMummy will win this attractive Ortak sterling silver pendant and earring box set. It’s hand-enamelled in the calming colourings of Verona enamel – perfect update for any outfit! And worth £95! Ortak has 15 stores across Scotland as well as online at www.ortak.co.uk
Plus a beauty bag of goodies!