Remember Jon, our Greatest Loser 2019? At 33st 12lbs, he was dangerously overweight and struggling with anxiety and depression. When Jon told us his story back then, he shared how he used to eat sugar by the spoonful – and how joining Slimming World helped him to kick the habit and enjoy a more satisfying and much healthier way of eating.  

When we last spoke to Jon, he’d hit his target weight of 13st 9lbs and was feeling so much more confident – enjoying activity (climbing Mount Snowdon!) and a busy social life. There was just one thing missing... someone to share it all with. Then along came Amber and the final piece of the jigsaw fell into place.  

Jon says:

For most of my life, my size had meant I’d shied away from people, and I didn’t believe that I deserved or would ever find that special person. But that changed when I met Amber. She is the kindest and most compassionate person I know, and she’s beyond proud of everything I’ve achieved.  

Having lost more than 20st, one of my biggest worries was putting the weight back on again. But Slimming World is a lifestyle change designed to help you maintain your weight loss forever. I’ve carried on following the Food Optimising plan and I go to group every week to help me stay on track. I’ve also kept up my activity, and you’ll see me out walking or running in all weathers. 

Amber is my biggest supporter as my journey continues. We enjoy Slimming World dishes together and she’s the best companion on my walks. She truly accepts me for who I am – and, on a beautiful sunny day in August, I was over the moon to say ‘I do’. What once felt like an impossible dream has come true! 

Watch Jon’s video

Make your weight loss dreams come true

Whether you’re new to Slimming World or you’re rejoining after some time away, we’re ready and waiting to welcome you with everything you need to get the long-term weight loss you want, including:    

✔ a flexible, easy-to-follow Food Optimising plan    
✔ personalised Consultant-led support in a weekly Slimming World group    
✔ our unique physical activity programme, Body Magic    
✔ more than 1,900 Slimming World-approved recipes    
✔ our members-only website, where you’ll find handy weight loss tools, inspiring success stories and expert strategies for challenging times     
✔ a top-rated members-only support app that includes a barcode scanner    

Find your nearest Slimming World group 

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Weight loss will vary according to your individual circumstances and how much weight you have to lose.