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Success Stories

Natalie Wright, IVF would not be an option To look at married mum of one Natalie Wright you’d never think she ever had problems with her weight.

2 stone 6lbs lighter!
Tracey MacCallum, I Didn’t Want To Be The Fat Bridesmaid!
Hotel receptionist Tracey MacCallum was delighted when her friend asked her to be matron of honour at her wedding – but Tracey also realised it was time to take a long, hard look in the mirror!
2 stone 5lbs lighter!
Shirley Paton, My holiday snap horror Shirley Paton was so shocked by holiday snaps of her in a bikini that she vowed to slim down.

‘I had a fantastic time in Turkey with my husband and two children – but when I saw the pictures of me on the beach I thought: “Enough is enough!”’ says Shirley.
2 stone 2 ½lbs lighter!
Christine Gardner, I loved giving away my old clothes
Christine Gardner used to have a wardrobe bulging with clothes that she couldn’t fit into but couldn’t bear to throw away.

But after losing 2 1/2 stone Christine couldn't wait to shop for a whole new wardrobe and give away her 'fat clothes'
2 stone 7lbs lighter!
Lesley Wilkinson, Anniversary trip of a lifetime helped me lose!
Lesley Wilkinson from Carnoustie admits that she buried her head in the sand for years and didn’t really pay attention to her weight. ‘I would never actually look at myself in the mirror, not properly look, and it’s only when I look back at the few photographs I have of me at the time that I realise how much of an issue my weight was,’
6 stone 9 ½ lbs lighter!
Hannah Ker, Share my weight loss journey!
Hannah Ker admits her weight loss really has been a ‘journey.

‘Scottish Slimmers has taught me a lot about creating balance and portion control. You can still have that bar of chocolate or a glass of wine, it is all about balance,’ says Hannah who has lost over 4 stone.
4 stone 7lbs lighter!
Jenny Fountain, The best birthday present ever!
Mum of two Jenny Fountain received the best birthday present ever this year – reaching her weight loss target one month before her 30th birthday in September after losing 4 stone!



4 stone lighter!
Margaret Morrison, A whole person...gone!
TV picture editor Margaret Morrison is no stranger to successful slimming – back in 2000 she lost weight with Scottish Slimmers and managed to reach her Target weight.

But soon enough, with life taking over, Margaret found herself back to square one and weighing over 22 stone...but not for long!
11 stone 7lbs lighter!
Audrey Gordon, I’m still shocked I’ve got a waist!
Super slimmer Audrey Gordon from Dundee is still in shock – after losing a staggering 11 stone.

‘I feel so much different and still get a shock at myself when I’m trying on a new outfit and I look in the mirror. My husband Bill laughed at me the other day when I cried out ‘oh I’ve got a waist now!’
11 stone lighter!
Anne Marie Duffie, Zumba Magic!
Mum of 3 Anne Marie Duffie admits she has tried every diet under the sun.

‘I realise now I was kidding myself on. I’d lose a bit, think I looked okay and then slowly go back to my old ways and put the weight back on again,’ says Anne Marie from Falkirk.
3 stone 5lbs lighter!
Rue Smith, I got my pre baby body back by using the Scottish Slimmers App!
Rue Smith from Glasgow understands how difficult losing weight and balancing life can be - especially when you've got a new baby.

Luckily Rue found something that works for her, the Scottish Slimmers App and managed to work weight loss around her life!
2 stone 4lbs lighter!
Mel Semple, I'm a yoyo dieter
Mel Semple has spent her life being a yo yo dieter.

‘Since my 20’s I’ve been anything from a size 8 to a size 14,’ says 48-year-old mum of two Mel Semple, ‘I’d put on a stone and then lose it and so it went on but when I hit my 40’s I found it harder to shift the weight and I went up to a size 20 in clothes.’
5 stone 3lbs lighter!
Dawn Thomson, I didn't want to be fat at forty
With a significant birthday looming, Dawn Thomson decided she didn’t want to be fat at forty.

The busy working mum-of-two vowed to lose the extra weight she’d gained as a birthday present to herself.
2 stone 11lbs lighter!
Laura Ferguson, The best gift I've ever given myself
Some treat themselves to a new calendar come New Year, but for sensational slimmer Laura Ferguson she decided to give herself the ultimate gift, and lost over 5 stone as a result.
5 stone 2lbs lighter!
Louise Roxbrough, Haribo sweets were my downfall
As a mum of two young sons it’s not surprising sweets were Louise Roxbrough’s downfall.

‘When you’ve got two youngsters in the house it’s hard not to avoid sweets,’ says single mum Louise from Arbroath.

‘I’ve had to retrain my brain, and change my shopping habits, and I definitely think more about what I eat now. I try not to buy Haribo anymore and if the kids get given them I ration them
2 stone 1lb lighter!
Leanne Farquhar, I have got a confidence back that has been missing for a long time
‘When I was overweight I felt very self-conscious,’ says mum of 3 Leanne Farquhar, ‘I have always loved shopping for clothes but never enjoyed it when I had to pick up bigger sizes. It really got me down when I would look at myself in changing room mirrors and I didn’t like what I saw.’

Leanne has enjoyed an on and off relationship with Scottish Slimmers for 18 years, but it only takes one class for everything to suddenly fall into place. And that’s just what Leanne found when she walked through the doors of Gill Duncan’s class in August 2015.
3 stone lighter!
Karen Hickman, Happiness has sneakily crept into my life!
Looking back Karen Hickman realises she has spent most of her adult life feeling demotivated and unhappy as a result of her growing frame.

‘I am tall and I think that makes you self conscious when you are younger and I simply didn’t have any body confidence. I always felt uncomfortable at social events, I never felt as though I fit in,’
3 stone 2 ½ lbs lighter!
Clare Wallace, My worst 'fat' moment was on a fun, family outing to the fair
A family outing last year was the final straw for young mum Clare Wallace from Stirling.

‘My partner Colin, my stepdaughter Chloe and our baby girl Emma were all away for the day to the Links Market in Kirkcaldy,’ says Clare. ‘We were having a great time until I tried to go on one of the fairground rides – and the barrier was too tight. I was mortified, it was definitely my worst ‘fat’ moment ever.
3 stone 11lbs lighter!
Caroline Cane, My holiday pictures in Florida were the final straw!
A family holiday to Florida two years ago was the final straw for teacher Caroline Cane when it came to her weight.

‘When we got back and I looked at our family holiday pictures I was dismayed, I couldn’t believe it was me. I turned to my husband and said I look like one of these big, unhealthy, overweight Americans!’
3 stone 10lbs lighter!