In 2016, Caroline Gorvin was diagnosed with cancer. At the time she weighed 17.5 stone but the chemotherapy caused her to gain an extra 2.5 stone. Having lost her hair from the treatment and bloated from the steroids, Caroline, 53, sought a change, so she found her local Weight Watchers online and went along. She said: I thought I dont want to feel like this anymore. I wanted to do it. I knew I hit a crossroads in my life, I was either going to go down or go up. I thought this would be where it would start and it did. Before her first meeting, Caroline admitted feeling apprehensive. She said: I did feel nervous, I must admit. I stood outside the door thinking should I go in or not? but there was a lady there that joined the same day, we went in together. As soon as we went in we were made to feel welcome. It took the edge off it completely. A year later and Caroline has lost almost six stone. She said: Its life changing. Its got to be something you want to do but once you take that first step, your coach, the people you go with, the members they help you to take the next step. I loved it. I couldnt wait for next Tuesday to come round. The loss has led to a huge boost in confidence and Caroline is now working towards her wedding in December. Laura Manley is Carolines coach and she explained the ethos behind Weight Watchers: Its not just about the food anymore, there are three basic pillars. Theres food, mindset and movement. Its about finding what exercise you enjoy. For Caroline and I, our favourite exercise is shopping. I dont like running but I like walking when Im shopping so its all about finding something that you enjoy doing. The group doesnt set goals, preferring to focus on reaching a healthy BMI. Laura said: We get them to their healthy BMI and within that we get each member to set mini goals. Some people do a dress size, some people do half a stone at a time. Theyre small and achievable. Long term goals are brilliant but if youve got four, five, six stone to lose thats a long time. Caroline is now a volunteer at three groups in the area and is aiming to lose more weight before her wedding to fiancé John Habbishow in December.