The Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants
On Friday 20th April, 39 Cambridge Weight Plan consultants faced their fears at Zip World. Their challenge, to descend Velocity, the fastest zip wire in Europe.
However, their story began with something far tougher than Velocity. It began with them changing their own lifestyles to be healthier and helping others to do the same. The Cambridge Weight Plan supports people wanting to live healthier lives and lose weight. Consultants have taken on the plan themselves and then choose to support other people following in their footsteps with guidance and encouragement.
Together the consultants have lived through every pound lost, every sacrifice made and every achievement, creating a real comradery and self belief within the group, that they can do anything they put their mind to.
Together they've lost 150 stone
Velocity being based in Snowdonia, North Wales the consultants clocked up thousands of miles travelling from as far as Scotland and the South Coast to descend the frightening height at intense speed, to challenge themselves together and to raise funds for Diabetes UK.
As their challenge began something simple brought to light how far they’ve come. Being weighed publicly can be incredibly difficult. Before their weight loss the consultants might have struggled when in the kit room they were asked to step on the scales to see if they were eligible for the wire and have the details communicated over the radio. But no longer. Together they’ve lost 150 stone. A genuinely stunning achievement. They dreamed, they dared, they did it and everyone was able to take part.
Julia Tait from Stockport lost 6 stone on the Cambridge Weight Plan in 2012 and was inspired to do more.