Michelle weighs in and is glad she did
A NEW lease on life is worth a bit of hard work, as Gympie's Michelle O'Connor would know.
She has gone from feeling unhealthy, to losing 23kgs on a weight loss challenge and feeling on top of the world with lots of energy.
Her inspiration was wanting to look good at a birthday party.
Now after completing weight-loss mentor Jan Wyman's weight-loss challenge, she is proof that being accountable can work when trying to lose weight.
Ms Wyman said the 12-week challenge cost $30, with $25 going back into the pot for the biggest loser to win.
During the challenge she gives people a diet to follow and encourages exercise.
"Being accountable every Thursday is a fantastic incentive to stay on track - measurements and weights are recorded each week," she said.
"The support groups are such fun, and everyone who attended improved their starting stats."
Help is readily available for every situation, both from Ms Wyman and the group.
There are also cash prizes for the most centimetres lost.
Now Ms Wyman is beginning a new year challenge which will help participants with similar goals determined to become healthy.
"These challenges are becoming more exciting every 12 weeks; it is so satisfying to see the difference in the group each week - both in attitude and determination to succeed. Every group has recorded huge losses in kilograms and centimetres, with many participants into back to back challenges. This can be you and it will happen."
The 18th challenge starts on February 2, at the Southside Bowls Club, with two sessions at noon and 5pm.
"Take charge of your life and health - nothing happens until you take the first step."
To register phone 0438 130 164 with your preferred time.