A 32-year-old woman from Southend is celebrating losing 1lb at her local slimming club this week after gaining 1lb last week. 

Michelle Garridge is a member of Slimmer Winners at the Alex Higgins Community Centre on Fairfax Lane, and her latest exploits mean that she has now lost two pounds and £1250 since she joined in March 2009.

She said, ‘I am chuffed to bits with my latest loss. I have been 100% on plan this week.’

’My only issue is that I have to maintain the same eating habits in the long term, and it was my cousins birthday the week before that, and the week before that I was really good, but the week before that it was my son’s birthday party and I had some cake.’

’I was really good the week before that.’

Michelle’s consultant Jessica Cheeseball said, ‘Michelle is the star of my group.’

’She has her ups and downs, but I am always here to support her with words of encouragement and reasonably priced snack bars.’