Two not so mysterious girls said meeting TV heart-throb Peter Andre last year has inspired them to kick-start their slimming efforts in 2015.
Sarah Evans and Susie Grig were delighted to meet Insania singer and TV presenter Mr Andre when he co-hosted the recent Slimming World Awards.
This week, Ms Evans, who runs a Slimming World group in Fleet, and Ms Grig, who runs groups in Frogmore and Sandhurst, said the meeting rounded off an amazing 2014 for their members.
"I’m so proud of all them," said Ms Evans. "They have lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014, with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially.
"It’s so rewarding to see people achieve things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller-sized clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends.
"Meeting Peter was a real treat, he was such a nice guy, and a great way to celebrate all of that.
"Now I feel powered up. I can’t wait to help my members hold on to the fabulous changes they’ve made, and to support even more people to become happier and healthier in 2015.”
Two-time celebrity dad-of-the-year Mr Andre said he was delighted to meet Sarah and Susie at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
"Being in the public eye, there’s a lot of scrutiny. If you put on a pound or two the magazines and newspapers are extremely quick to point it out, so I’ve always tried to take care of myself.
"However, since becoming a dad, I’ve realised it’s about more than just looking good - it’s much more important to me I’m fit and healthy and setting a good example to my children."
At the awards in November, Mr Andre said he met dozens of inspiring people who had incredible tales to tell of how simple steps to lose weight had transformed their lives.
"They’re eating more healthily and being more active and so are their families," he said. "Every one of them told me that they couldn’t have made those changes without the support of their consultants - so people like Sarah and Susie are clearly very important."
Ms Grig, who runs a group at Frogmore Social Hall every Tuesday and at Sandhurst Town Council every Wednesday, added she hoped the New Year would prove a time for change.
"Getting off to a great start is really important when embarking on a slimming plan," she said
"Seeing results on the scales and feeling lighter and brighter will motivate people to keep going and achieve their goals.
"Everyone will be sure of a fab start and even if people have struggled to stick to weight loss plans in the past, I know we can help them to make a change for life this time around – my members and their success are proof of that."