‘Inspirational’ Donna sheds 7st in one year

Slimmer of the Year Donna EMN-151109-120418001
Slimmer of the Year Donna EMN-151109-120418001

A slimmer who shed 7st in less than year has won an award for her weight loss.

Donna Burks joined Slimming World in Market Rasen last September when her weight began having an impact on her health, causing aches and pains.

Since then Donna’s confidence has rocketed - and now she has won ‘woman of the year’ at her Tuesday evening group.

She said: “I always felt older than my years. Backache, knees, hips and general body pains associated with people generally much older than me. I wanted to get out of bed in a morning and not hurt anymore.

“Due to the amount of support the group gave me, and the weight loss, I have gained so much more confidence.”

Donna even has an Instagram page with many followers keen to see pictures of thehealthy meals she now prepares.

She said: “It (the meal plan) gives me the chance to enjoy a takeout style meal with my family. Throughout my weight loss journey my family have been so supportive, partly because the meals we eat are so tasty and filling all the while being nutritious for everyone.”

Group leader Shona Drew said: “As you can imagine, Donna has been a huge inspiration in the group.

“I can’t get over how much younger she looks.”