Mum and daughter get slim for Xmas

BIG LOS: Jackie Harris and her mother Jean Firth have lost a combined eight stone thanks to Weightwatchers.
BIG LOS: Jackie Harris and her mother Jean Firth have lost a combined eight stone thanks to Weightwatchers.

A MOTHER and daughter have lost a total of eight stone – thanks to the support of a Cleckheaton slimming guru.

Jean Firth and her daughter Jackie Harris signed up for WeightWatchers classes under the guidance of leader Avril Emmett.

By sticking to the points plan, Jean, 72, lost 59lbs since 2009, while Jackie lost 54lbs since February this year.

Jean said: “The people that go to Avril’s classes stay for the meetings afterwards and we help one another by giving each other encouragement and ideas.

“WeightWatchers don’t call it a diet any more. It’s a healthy eating plan. It’s not restrictive and you can eat what you want as long as it is in moderation.”

The pair, who both live in Cleckheaton, signed up for classes for health reasons – and both said they will keep going to meetings despite hitting their target weight.

Jean added: “We will go forever now. They won’t get rid of us, even when Avril retires. It’s fatal to give up!”