Hoping for an end in sight to lockdown, all three put £20 in a kitty to see, by Christmas, which of them would lose the most. The week before Christmas, the “winner” would get the £60 to splurge out on a new outfit.
So, bearing in mind her previous track record, without too much in the way of expectation, Soraya began her 5:2 Club journey. She attended the weekly group calls and was really surprised to find that even having had weekend takeaways, she was down 5lbs at the end of the first week. From that point, she never looked back, week after week the pounds came off, some weeks 2, some weeks 3 and not once had she maintained or gained. She didn’t feel deprived in any way and still had weekly treat nights and takeaways along with a glass or two of wine.
With each passing week, her confidence grew and by mid-December, when the friends came back together, Soraya was down to 9st 11lbs and the clear winner of the Christmas kitty. Here she is wearing her prize and looking absolutely gorgeous.