Having a goal, a dream weight to strive for, is incredibly motivating – especially when you see that target getting closer and closer each week!
At Slimming World, in our groups and online, we know how important reaching that target is to you, and that's why we won't tell you what you should weigh. We know how much more motivating it is when you're aiming for a weight you want to be rather than a weight you're told you should be!
Instead, we ask you to choose your own target weight – and we'll help you make every step of the journey enjoyable, enlightening and easier than you ever thought possible.
And once you achieve your Personal Achievement Target we help you stay there for life. As a target member, you can attend any Slimming World group for free while ever you're within 3lbs above or 3lbs below your target weight. As well as inspiring other members to achieve their own target, at group each week you'll get the support and ideas you need to help you maintain your new slim shape for good. Plus, you'll receive a free 32 page book called ‘Love The New You’ – packed with invaluable hints, tips and insights to make sure you enjoy your healthier, happier future to the max!
Club 10 award
Having an early goal to aim for and achieve is incredibly motivating. Because losing just 10% of your body weight – and keeping it off – starts to bring amazing health benefits to people who are overweight, Slimming World recognise this landmark with our Club10 award.
Once you lose 10% of your weight you'll be given your Club10 award. Keep the weight off for 10 weeks (or lose even more) and you'll be rewarded with your NEXT WEEK FREE!
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago, due to my weight. I also suffered a heart attack a few years ago. When I visited my heart consultant I was advised that I may need open heart surgery if I didn't lose at least a stone in 2 months.
Nine weeks after joining Slimming World I achieved my Club 10, losing 10% of my start weight. My blood sugar levels have stabilised and most importantly I haven't had to use any heart sprays for over two months. Slimming World has been instrumental in giving me back my life.
From Jon Walls, Brighton and Hove
10 great reasons for losing 10% of your body weight
Club10 can help:
1. Lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and lower your need for medication.
After about 30 years on medication my blood pressure has come down and my doctor has taken me off the tablets I was taking. I'm still going to be monitored but I'm so thrilled!
2. Reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes weight loss could improve your diabetes control and reduce the need for medication.
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 6 years ago. I visited my diabetes clinic for a follow up appointment last week – my average blood test had dropped to within the ‘excellent range’ and my GP told me that if I carried on doing the things I was, I could easily come off the medication all together.
Dee Wood who lost a fab 3st with Slimming World.
3. Lower blood cholesterol levels, which are associated with increased risk from heart disease.
I was told that if I lost 10% of my body weight my cholesterol level would reduce. I took this with a ‘pinch of salt’ – how wrong I was. On achieving my Club 10 I had my cholesterol checked. At one time it was above 8 but with daily medication the level dropped slowly to 5.6. Thanks to my weight loss, when I got my latest test results back I couldn't believe it – it's dropped to 4.2 and I've been discharged from my consultant!
4. Reduce strain on the joints and improve back and joint pain.
Before losing 12st 13lbs I had high blood pressure, thrombophlebitis in both legs and every joint in my body hurt. As I began to lose weight I started to increase my activity. I was unable to do much before, even walking to the end of the street used to kill me. All my health problems cleared up after losing weight and now my husband calls me Zebedee – every time I sit down I bounce back up again! Food Optimising is my miracle!
5. Your lungs function better and reduce breathlessness.
My life has improved so much since losing weight. I get no aches and pains in my joints, I no longer suffer with breathing difficulties and I can walk up a flight of stairs without needing to sit down at the top.
6. Improve mood and self-esteem.
I've lost 2st 1lb and I'm loving every minute of it. My confidence and self esteem has soared and I feel amazing. I'm a happy, confident and healthier person – I'm becoming someone I've always dreamed of being!
7. Improve asthma and reduce the need for medication.
Before I joined Slimming World my day-to-day-life was difficult. Just going into the garden left me breathless and meeting people was difficult because I constantly had to sit down or lean on something to take my weight.
Now my life is completely different! I can go to family functions, go shopping or dancing with my wife. I can also cycle and walk the dog. Slimming World has not only given me my health back, it's given me a life.
John King, who lost an incredible 16 stones 9lbs.
8. Become more mobile, making it easier to be more active.
Before I lost weight I did no exercise at all. Now I run 6-8 miles 3 or 4 times a week, I cycle 25 miles 2 or 3 times a week and I walk my dog 4 miles every day. I'm training for a half marathon and eventually I'd love to compete in triathlons. Six stones lighter I have so much more energy than ever before!
9. Improve fertility and menstrual problems.
My wife and I joined Slimming World to improve our health and help our chances of having a baby. We'd been trying to conceive for 4 years with no success. My wife had all the usual checks, a blood test and a scan to make sure everything was working fine. I was checked out too and I was found to have low fertility. Since joining Slimming World we've lost three stones in weight between us. All this healthy eating has improved and increased our fertility and the best news of all is my wife is pregnant!
10. Reduce the risk of certain obesity-related cancers such as cancers of the breast, uterus, cervix, ovaries and gall bladder.
The wake-up call came when at 28 a smear test picked up pre-cancerous cells in my cervix. I was horrified when the doctor referred to me as morbidly obese and said that my size meant I had a greater chance of developing cancer. My weight was getting in the way of my life.
I joined a Slimming World group and with their support I went on to lose 3st 7lbs. Now my life has completely changed. Food Optimising has taught me how to eat healthily and those basic rules will stay with me for life.
Feel the benefits of Club10 membership yourself – join a supportive Slimming World group today!
You'll find more delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.