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Katie Parkin’s story

Winner of Online Slimmer of the Year 2013 Award sheds half her body weight to make her Father proud.

Katie Parkin, who now lives in Weston, Cheshire, has scooped the Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine Online Slimmer of the Year 2013 Award after shedding an incredible nine stone – half her bodyweight - in less than two years, with the help of Rosemary Conley’s online slimming club – www.rosemaryconleyonline.com.

25-year old Katie, who used to weigh 18st and wear a dress size 20, now weighs 9st and wears a dress size 10. She is featured in the February issue of the Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine – on sale now, and on Rosemary’s free internet TV channel, www.rosemaryconley.tv.

Katie is one of twelve Slimmers of the Year 2013 who have lost a staggering 102 stone between them. Katie received her award – along with £1,000 cash – from Rosemary Conley, CBE, at a glittering ceremony held at the London Marriott County Hall Hotel on Thursday 3rd January.

As a child, Katie’s weight was kept in trim by competing in ballroom and Latin American dance competitions and, when she joined the RAF at the age of 17, a gruelling fitness regime meant she was able to fill up on fattening food without putting on an ounce of weight!

The problem started when Katie had to quit the RAF in August 2007, just 18 months after she had joined, due to a recurring knee injury. Whilst the exercise ceased, Katie continued to eat the same. “For 18 months I’d had it drilled into me that I needed to eat as much food as I could to keep my energy levels up and I was still doing that despite doing no exercise,” says Katie.

Slim online with rosemaryconleyonline.comAnd, when Katie met her partner Mark and began travelling to his Cheshire home three times a week from her parents’ home in Yorkshire, she would grab fattening sandwiches and chocolate bars for the journey, and most nights have a high-fat Chinese takeway or McDonalds’ meal too.

Moving in with Mark in April 2009, and starting work as an ambulance controller, which involved sitting down all day, only added to Katie’s weight-gain and by December the same year, Katie’s weight was pushing 18st. But it took an embarrassing incident at a Christmas ball when the seam of her gown burst open, for Katie to do something about, her burgeoning weight.

As she works shifts, in January 2010, Katie chose Rosemary Conley’s online slimming club to help her get her weight and figure back on track. It took Katie until March to start the diet and in the first four weeks, she lost over a stone. By June, Katie had lost another stone but then in July 2010, Katie’s father passed away unexpectedly from a blood clot on his lung at the age of 61. The family were devastated but then Katie discovered that her father had confessed to Mark during Christmas 2009, that he was really worried about his daughter, for, not only was she overweight, she was chain-smoking 40 cigarettes a day and was also in debt. “I wanted to make my dad proud, so I started a lifestyle change,” says Katie.

As well as continuing with the online membership, Katie also took up running and by December 2011, in time for the annual ball, Katie had succeeded in shedding 8 stone and, by February 2012, she had shed a further stone to reach her goal weight of 9 stone. At the same time she gave up smoking and cut back on her spending. “Knowing I’ve lost 9st and am almost out of debt makes me proud of myself. I know my dad would have been too,” adds Katie.

For details of Rosemary Conley’s online slimming club simply log on to www.rosemaryconleyonline.com

Katie is now featured in the February issue of Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness magazine, on sale now and on Rosemary’s free internet TV channel, www.rosemaryconley.tv.

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