A CANCER survivor who was inspired to lose nearly half her body weight has been named Slimming World’s Miss Slinky 2012.
Emma Parker, 20, of Jacksdale, shed more than eight stone after believing she had been given a second chance at life. Emma was a size 22 and weighed more than 18st when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2010.
When doctors confirmed she was beating the disease, she decided to join a Slimming World group in Leabrooks and managed to lose 8st 3.5lb and drop seven dress sizes in just seven months. She said: “Having Hodgkin’s lymphoma made me realise how important life is and not to take things like your health for granted. I wanted to be as healthy as I could so that if anything ever happened again, I would be fitter and stronger, and I wanted to change everything that made me unhappy, which my weight definitely did.”
Emma plans to spend her £2,000 winnings on a new size ten wardrobe.
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