Folkestone kleeneze distributor achieves business success by shedding nearly 14 stone
Lorraine Balcombe (38) from Folkestone in Kent is celebrating after managing to whip both her body and her Kleeneze business into shape by losing over 13 and a half stone.
Lorraine, who weighed over 27st at her heaviest, and husband Ian started their own business with Kleeneze in 2001. However, Lorraine soon found that her excess weight was holding her back from making the most of her work; being overweight and under confident meant that a key part of the job – delivering and picking up catalogues door-to-door and dropping off customers’ orders – was a real struggle for her.
Having managed to lose over a stone by improving her diet and pounding the pavements through her job, she had a gastric bypass operation in 2009 to help aid her weight loss.
Thanks to a regime of healthy eating and regular exercise, Lorraine has dropped eight dress sizes and is now able to do the more active parts of her job with ease; as a consequence, the couple’s Kleeneze business is booming.
Lorraine said: “My weight has always been a problem and, over the years, it’s yo-yoed up and down a lot. Before we joined Kleeneze, Ian and I both worked in the pub trade and years of being stuck behind the bar all day meant I’d really piled on the pounds.
“We knew working with Kleeneze was a great opportunity for us, but being overweight meant I couldn’t make the most of it and do as much of the physical side of the work as I wanted to – we were doing well, but I knew we could make more of it if I was able to get out and about more.
“That’s why I decided to take decisive action to lose weight and make sure that we could make a real success of our Kleeneze business.”
Lorraine and Ian now make an average of £1,800 a month from their Kleeneze business and oversee their own team of distributors
Lorraine said: “My job makes it easy to get lots of exercise during the working day which is really helping me stay fit, and I’m firmly on track to get down to my target weight of below 13 stone.
“I’m so glad I took the steps to get myself in shape; I feel better than ever before and my confidence has improved immensely. And the business is doing so well now that I’m reaping both the health and the financial benefits of slimming down.”
New figures released by Kleeneze reveal that Lorraine is not alone in achieving weight loss through working in an active job.
68% of its 10,000 distributors report that they have lost weight through their work with Kleeneze job. Of those who’ve benefitted from weight loss, 58% have shed more than a stone.
Jamie Stewart, managing director of Kleeneze, said: “Lorraine’s determination to get in shape is admirable, and we’re glad that working with Kleeneze has helped her to achieve her weight loss goals.
“Her achievements only emphasise the positive effects a change of career path can have on your entire lifestyle.
“Like Lorraine, many of our distributors join Kleeneze because it offers the opportunity to completely change your way of life, giving you the chance to work flexible hours, be your own boss and, of course, exercise more.”Interested in joining Kleeneze?