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Biloela girls rewarded for weight loss

LOOK AT ME NOW: Biloela woman Kandy Stratford has lost 50kg, most of it on Weight Watchers since January.
LOOK AT ME NOW: Biloela woman Kandy Stratford has lost 50kg, most of it on Weight Watchers since January.

KANDY Stratford has lost an amazing 50kg since January.

The 28-year-old Biloela woman was delighted when she completed the Coal and Country Festival fun run at Moura recently.

Running through the complete 5km distance run meant a lot to Kandy.

“The 113kg girl would never have done this,” she said.

Kandy is no longer that woman.

She has lost 50kg, most of it since January when she started at Weight Watchers.

Kandy, who has two daughters, is not working at the moment, but has put her time to good use.

She exercises up to three hours a day.

However, she said she needed the Weight Watchers meetings.

“You have to be accountable as you got on the scales in front of others,” Kandy said.

She said it was an awakening to see what foods were worth high points on the Weight Watchers calculator.

Added motivation was the seemingly fast approaching big “Three-Zero”.

“I didn't want to be fat for my 30th - I wanted to look good,” she said.

She is now so trim she can fit both legs into one leg of a pair of her old shorts - quite a feat (as shown in the photo).

Several women have reached goal weight at Biloela Weight Watchers along with Kandy - Lisa Buck, Karen Ainsworth, Roxanne McGuskin, Kathy Peak, Lisa Keys, Sheila Rideout and Marilyn Roberts.

Between them, they have lost 138kg in almost eight months.

Marilyn, 65, said she was proof age was no barrier to losing weight.

“You just have to keep on track and if you eat more, you have to exercise more.

“You have to burn off what you put on,” she said simply.

These women have worked hard to shed the kilos.

Lisa Keys was excited to have reached her weight-loss goal last week, mindful that the hard work had paid off.

But she has to buy new jeans for work.

“You don't mind buying clothes in smaller sizes,” she said.


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