Slimming at 90? a piece of cake

Picture Martin Bostock'Peggy Griffiths,centre, who is turning 90 and has lost 2.5st through Slimming World.'She no longer has to be on medication for diabetes since losing the weight and is the oldest member of the Slimming World club in Bispham.

Picture Martin Bostock'Peggy Griffiths,centre, who is turning 90 and has lost 2.5st through Slimming World.'She no longer has to be on medication for diabetes since losing the weight and is the oldest member of the Slimming World club in Bispham.

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IT’S never too late to make a change to help your health.

And slimmer Peggy Griffiths is a prime example.

The great-grandmother-of- two has shed a two and a half stone, and just celebrated her 90th birthday.

She is the oldest member of the Slimming World group, run by Pearl Coia, which meets at the United Reformed Church, on Rossall Road, Cleveleys, every Tuesday, at 9.30am.

And the group held a celebration to mark the landmark occasion.

Peggy, who joined the group several years ago, is described as an ‘inspiration’ to other members, and has managed to improve her health, flexibility and diabetes since signing up to lose weight.

Pearl said: “Peggy has done brilliantly. She lost two and a half stone over the last few years. She feels so much healthier.

“She is the most mature member I have had in a slimming group, and she is a great example to show it’s never too late to make a difference to your health. I think she is a real inspiration to the other members. They think she is fantastic.

“There’s no age limit at Slimming World, and it can really make a difference for people who need to change their lifestyle because of health reasons.”

Peggy, who lives in Bispham, said: “I definitely feel better for losing the weight. It’s taken me a long time, but that’s because I’m older.

“I was diagnosed with Type Two diabetes, so joined Slimming World for health reasons.

“I have found it relatively easy to follow, it’s given me lots of ideas for cooking.

“I like going to the group meetings. Two of my friends take me and it is a really nice social atmosphere.

“It’s fun and having the support of the group definitely helps you.”