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Success Stories - Page 2

Emma McDermott, I felt like a pudding in my party hat! The Christmas party season was looming and Emma McDermott was dreading it. Tipping the scales at almost 16 stone she didn’t know what to wear.

‘Most slimmers decide to wait till after Christmas is over,’ laughs mum of two Emma from Cowdenbeath, Fife, ‘but I decided to take the plunge and join my local Scottish Slimmers class at the beginning of November 2014!
5 stone 7lbs lighter!
Sharon Machray, A family affair
What better incentive to lose weight than your daughter’s wedding?

That was certainly Falkirk slimmer Sharon Mackray’s thoughts when she stepped on the scales at her local Scottish Slimmers class.
2 stone 4lbs lighter!
Maureen Crighton, My other half did me a favour! ‘My other half did me a favour but I didn’t think it at the time,’ laughs Maureen Crighton.

‘All my family and friends know me as a yo-yo dieter so when I was moaning about being overweight and worrying about my health my partner Harry turned round to me and said ‘You’re never going to lose it now!’
5 stone 3½lbs lighter!
Lesley Wilson, Holiday picture was the final straw!
They say the camera never lies, and that is certainly the case for mum of one Lesley Wilson from Stonehaven.

'My husband Jim and I were visiting friends in Spain. I had bought a couple of dresses for the trip but I was horrified that they were a size 20. All the friends there looked cool and slim and I felt like the biggest out of all of them. Inside I was miserable.’
4 stone 13½ lbs lighter!
Kim Forbes, Kim was a 30-year-old frumpy mummy - now she's a yummy mummy!
‘Feeling like a frump on holiday at 30 years old, I knew I needed to change my lifestyle,’ says mum of one Kim Forbes.

‘I was falling into the trap of wearing stretchy leggings and baggy tops as nothing else fitted and generally passing on social events and activities as I felt so uncomfortable. Looking back I was in total denial about my size, I had my head firmly buried in the sand!’
6 stone lighter!
Gemma Sandison, I had to buy a size 22 pair of jeans to go on holiday!
Gemma Sandison still has the pair of jeans she had to buy before a family holiday – they were a size 22 and now Gemma could fit herself into them twice!

‘I had got so heavy I couldn’t wear leggings, I just felt dreadful so I bought these jeans which I wore for the whole holiday,’ says the mum of one from Aberdeen.
6 stone 6 ½ lbs lighter!
Fiona Cregan, Pedal Power
When Fiona Cregan and her husband Mike moved to Callander in autumn 2011 it was meant to mark the beginning of a new, more active lifestyle in the Trossachs while they looked after Fiona’s elderly father.

Tragically Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer and everything changed.
4 stone lighter!
George Fleming, I eat chips every night!
One of George Fleming’s earliest memories is his mum being on a diet and he admits he followed in her footsteps and was always on a diet too.

George was overweight, under active and very unhappy, until he joined Scottish Slimmers.
7 stone 8lbs lighter!
Carol Cunningham & Erin Mill, Together we've lost a whole person!
Dundee mother-daughter duo, Carol Cunningham and Erin Mill are a whole person lighter since joining their local Scottish Slimmers class and losing nearly 11 stone between them!
10 stone 11.5lbs lighter!
Catriona White, We can work it out!
Glamorous graduate Catriona White admits she used to feel hungry all the time.

Catriona put on weight while writing her Masters at university and felt very big in comparison to her friends.

But since joining Scottish Slimmers, Catriona finally feels her age and loves being a fit and slim size 10.
2 stone 10lbs lighter!
Ailsa Thomson, I slimmed for my wedding, but I didn't stop there
Today Ailsa Thomson is bright and bubbly - and it's hard to imagine she ever had a weight problem.

Weighing over 15 stone, Ailsa joined Scottish Slimmers to drop a few sizes for her wedding, she lost around 2 stone, but nothing was going to stop Ailsa once she got going!
5 stone, 10lbs lighter!
Shona Reid, I took charge of my life!
A combination of boredom and unhappiness in her personal life drove Aberdeenshire mother of two, Shona Reid to comfort eat.

Today Shona has transformed and it's all thanks to losing weight and taking charge of her life once and for all!
5 stone 8½lbs lighter!
Chris and Lisa Watson, Weight loss while you work
We have all heard of 'whistling while you work,' but weight loss while you work?

This is certainly something Aberdonian IT Analyst Chris Watson and his wife tax advisor Lisa have done to lose over 9 stone between them!
9 Stone 6lbs lighter!
Nicola Langdale, I never had time to lose weight!
Every year nursery nurse Nicola Langdale would vow that this was the year she would lose weight but every year come Christmas she was disappointed.

But this year, was Nicola's year and just look at how well she did with Scottish Slimmers behind her!
6 stone 5lbs lighter!
Pamela Moffat, The little shop window of horror!
Walking by a shop window Pamela Moffat caught a glimpse of her reflection - and was horrified!

They say the camera never lies, well neither do shop windows, and it was there and then Pamela made the decision to change her waistline and her life!

4 stone 1/2lb lighter!
Graeme Reid, Suits you Graeme
Tipping the scales at just over 23 stone the last thing on Graeme Reid's mind was clothes, in fact Graeme was hard pressed to find something that fit him comfortably!

Resigned to loose clothing and shopping in supermarkets so he could try on the clothes at home without embarrassment Graeme now says one of the best things about losing over 8 stone is being able to dress his age!
8 stone 2lbs lighter!
Marie Kilpatrick, Reach for the sky!
Marie Kilpatrick from Cumbernauld is beaming with confidence as she's recently done a sky dive for charity - throwing herself out of a plane at 10,000 feet after losing over 6 stone with Scottish Slimmers!

But it wasn't very long ago that Marie would hide away, under big, baggy shirts as she found herself unhappy and overweight.

6 stone 1lbs lighter!
Gillian Duncan and Linda Macleod, The amazing shrinking cousins!
Linda Macleod and Gillian Duncan are vivacious, vibrant - and look good whatever they put on.

That's why it is so hard to believe that these Perthshire cousins have lost a staggering 14 stone between them!

Linda was inspired when she saw her cousin Gillian shrink from a size 24 to a slinky size 12 and decided it was time for a change.

The cousins have come on leaps and bounds together with Gillian even scooping our inspirational slimmer of the year in 2014!

14 stone 2.5lbs lighter!
Lynn Wilson, I haven't changed my life, but I have changed my wardrobe!
As a self confessed shopaholic Lynn Wilson loved clothes - but tipping the scales at almost 18 stone she was forced to dress much older than her years.

Having reached her biggest, a size 20, Lynn went for classic styles that would help her cover up, but now all that has changed thanks to Scottish Slimmers.
4 stone 9lbs lighter!
Arlene Breen, Doing it for myself
Successful slimmer Arlene Breen is no stranger to slimming clubs and Eating Plans, having begun an on-off relationship with Scottish Slimmers almost 20 years ago.

Today, having lost 2 stone, Arlene finds herself on the other side of the scales inspiring her own members in Perthshire with her own motivational talks, tips and personal stories.
2 stone lighter!