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!‘'My weight had crept up over the years and I was larger than I would like,’ says 51-year-old Tracey, ‘and with my friend Katherine’s wedding looming the decision was made, I wanted to lose weight before the big day.‘
A friend of mine was a member of Scottish Slimmers so I joined in April 2016. By the time of Katherine’s wedding in October 2016 Tracey had lost over 2 stone and was feeling fantastic.
‘My family have been very supportive regardless of how I was doing and their support has kept me motivated. In fact, my daughter Rhianna even counted my Checks for me in the first few weeks until I got the app on my phone!'
‘Being overweight never stood in the way of my happiness and enjoyment of life but at times I must admit I did feel self-conscious about my weight and how I looked,’ admits Tracey.
'And even though I have reached my target weight, I still count my Checks and use the Scottish Slimmers app,’ says Tracey.
‘I still love my food, but now I eat certain things in moderation and load my plate with healthier options.’
Getting on a healthy eating plan and lose weight may feel overwhelming sometimes. But with dedication and the right kind of support, everything is possible!