by MARY MAGEE
away her chip pan has helped a local woman lose six stone in
just under a year.
Rosie Cummings (38), a part-time taxi driver
and self confessed chip addict, joined a local Rosemary Conley
class in November 8 last year and has lost 841b in total. A
delighted Rosie said she feels 100 per cent better and could
never go back to her old self.
At 17 stone two pounds she was fed up with being
overweight and generally feeling sluggish.
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, unfit and out
of breath she knew that she had to do something.
She returned home from holiday on a Monday
and joined the class that Thursday at the Christian Fellowship
"I could have waited until after Christmas but I
was determined that nothing was going to stand in my way," she
A lover of chips she would often skip breakfast
and then eat chips for lunch and tea.
"I loved chips and ate them with anything," said
Rosie. "If I didn't eat chips I didn't eat." So out went her
beloved chips and in came healthier options like salad
sandwiches and fruit.
By Christmas she had lost her first stone and
was awarded Slimmer of the Week when she lost six pounds in
seven days - at one of the hardest times of the year to lose
"I was determined not to go to anyone's house
for a big Christmas dinner and instead offered to work," she
said. "I had to stay focused even during Christmas."
As part of her diet Rosie drinks up to five
large glasses of water per day.
She eats a healthy balanced diet of Weetabix
for breakfast, a light sandwich for lunch and a chicken dinner
with lots of vegetables - a diet which would once have been
When she lost two stone Rosie began to
exercise and now walks two miles per day "It's not that much,"
she said. "I just walk into town and back again but I thought if
my 73 year old mother can do it then I can too." Recently she
tried to eat a chip and it sickened her.
"I knew then I would not go back of the old
Rosie," he said. "I put it in my mouth and was nearly sick. It
was disgusting, I could taste the grease. I would eat oven chips
but I couldn't go back to greasy chips.