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‘I’ve lost 7st 4½lbs!’

Siobhan Mackle was on the list for weight-loss surgery... Then she found a way of eating that worked

SIOBHAN WEARS: Dress, Closet. Belt, stylist’s own. Shoes, Chi Chi London. Earrings, Uno de 50. Bag, Lisa Kay London

Siobhan, 49, lives in Blantyre, Glasgow, with her husband, John. They have three daughters, Melissa, 26, Rebecca, 24, and Jessica, 19. She’s 5ft 2ins tall and slimmed down from 16st 13lbs to 9st 8½lbs at Mari Guthrie’s group in Halfway, Glasgow, which is now run by Kirsty Gibson

‘We were on holiday in Egypt and I couldn’t wait to relax by the swimming pool. I lowered myself onto the sunlounger, then time seemed to slow down as I felt the legs give way beneath me, sending me crashing to the ground. As a crowd gathered round, asking if I was OK, I laughed it off. ‘I’m fine,’ I insisted. Deep down, though, I was burning with embarrassment.

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Welcome to the May/June issue of Slimming World magazine – your complete guide to slimming success! Featuring amazing real-life transformations, new twists on the nation’s favourite recipes, and expert advice to keep your slimming campaign on track. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s… this issue’s star slimmers span every decade. Discover how 28-year-old cover star Elena made weight loss work as a busy mum; meet Woman of the Year Hollie, 8st 6lbs lighter at 30; see how keen cyclist Karl lost nearly 8st at 50; then celebrate 10 years at target with Pauline, 67, and find out what she’s learned along the way. As one of the secrets of losing that lasts is falling in love with food, we asked readers to share their best-loved dishes, so we could make them even more delicious. We can’t wait for you to try them! Is a better love life high on your wish list, too? Then don’t miss our guide to firing up your libido: the best news is you don’t have to wait until you’ve reached your target weight to reignite passion between the sheets… Plus: a brilliant bank holiday menu plan; a clever commitment-boosting quiz, and 10 ways to get fit for free. Here’s to the exciting next chapter on your journey to slim