Louise’s inspiration for the New Year

Louise Carstairs with Jason Donovan at the Slimming World Awards in Birmingham.
Louise Carstairs with Jason Donovan at the Slimming World Awards in Birmingham.

An Ellon woman is feeling motivated for 2016 after meeting Jason Donovan at a major slimming awards ceremony.

Slimming World consultant Louise Carstairs runs a group at Balmedie Leisure Centre every Monday and Ellon Scout Hall on a Wednesday.

She was delighted to chat to the Australian heartthrob when he recently co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards in Birmingham.

Louise said meeting the actor and singer was the perfect way to round off a notable year for Ellon Slimming World.

She added: “I couldn’t be more proud of them. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2015, with many of them making their weight loss dreams come true by hitting their target weight, improving their health and more.

“It’s so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight.

“Every week I feel so lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements and I felt very honoured to represent the Ellon Slimming World group when I met Jason.”

Jason said: “I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely changed their lives – in fact, it’s saved their lives in some cases.

“And every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made the changes they have to eat more healthily and become more active without the help and support of their Slimming World group and their consultant, so people like Louise are clearly very important.”