Today, we’re looking into the lives of two more Best Friend finalists: Val and Jen. Here’s why this mother and daughter couple made the final…
Val had always known that she was overweight, but when she was diagnosed with type two diabetes in March of last year, and was told by health professionals to lose weight, she knew it was time to start making some changes. The news had come as a big shock, but it was one that her daughter Jen helped her to come to terms with.
Jen, who is a nurse herself and understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle, helped her mum from the very beginning: they would go round the supermarket together, plan meals and go for regular walks. A year down the line, and a lot of hard work and determination has meant that Val has lost almost 9 stone. She has gone from taking two pills a day to one, and soon– a goal that’s been reached with the help of her daughter’s support.
As a big Loose Women fan, Val was thrilled that they made the final:
“It’s so fantastic to be in the final! I keep pinching myself – I can’t believe it! I’ve not been to London in 35 years, so I’m really excited and can’t wait to meet the Loose Women!”
And there isn’t long to wait – the pair will be whisked off to watch and dine with the ladies on Monday 8 June, before we announce the ultimate winner of Best Friend of The Year!