Super slimmer Sergeant Laura sheds six stone

A police sergeant from Mirfield has lost nearly six stone after finding the secret to making weight loss last, whatever life throws at her.

Saturday, 5th June 2021, 8:00 am
Laura with her husband Rich and daughter Evelyn, three

There have been ups and downs for Laura Hall over the last few years, and just when she thought she had cracked healthy weight loss, some major changes knocked her off track.

Weighing 15st 11lbs she knew she had to do something different, so joined Slimming World.

Now Laura, 34, has reached her target weight of 10 stone thanks to the support of the group in Battyeford.

Laura before her weight loss

Laura, who lives with her husband Rich and their daughters, Evelyn, three, and Ada, 10 months, said: “I’d first gained weight after becoming a police officer when I was 21.

“Swinging between adrenaline and exhaustion, I would get through the day on cake and biscuits.

“When I found love with a long-time friend, Rich, we would unwind together on my nights off with wine, chocolate and popcorn. He also made the most amazing lasagne and creamy pasta dishes.

"It meant that when I was ordering my uniform for the following year, I had to tick the next size up.

“When I heard a fitness test was being rolled out at work, I knew I could not risk passing it.

“I’d seen some inspiring Slimming World success stories on social media, so in January 2015 I decided to give it a try.

"I went home excited by the idea of losing weight without weighing, measuring or counting calories and not to mention the fact that I was excited about losing weight without feeling hungry.

“By the time Rich proposed in September 2015, I’d already lost quite a bit of weight, but with our wedding in sight, I had tons of motivation to stay on track.

“Feeling comfortable in my own skin has improved my family life so much. We take pictures as a family all the time now, and my camera roll is filled with happy images marking every special moment together.”