Maggie’s magic

Maggie Cheetham in her kitchen.
Maggie Cheetham in her kitchen.

In November 2011, Maggie gave up her addiction to cigarettes.

But substituting sweets for fags, she packed on a few kilos as she wrestled with the 45-year long habit.

It was a small setback in her quest for a healthier body and in February 2012, she began cutting out a lot of sugar and fat from her diet.

She lost 13kg in six months.

‘The weight stays about the same now and although I do have some sweet things, I enjoy my healthy diet which includes a lot of fruit and vegetables,’ Mrs Cheetham said.

‘I juice every day.’

The other benefit of being able to quit her cigarette addiction is that the money she saves goes towards trips.

‘We have an overseas holiday once a year with the money I can put away from quitting smoking,’ Mrs Cheetham said.

The healthier lifestyle helps Mrs Cheetham keep up with working full-time, her three children and their partners, her grandchildren and her precious great-grandchild Ruby.

Mrs Cheetham works as a sales representative for the Eastern Reporter’s sister paper, the Stirling Times.

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