From mumsy to marathon runner

Claire Got Over Low Confidence

Claire Linton

“I’ve been overweight ever since I can remember,” says Claire Linton who successfully slimmed down from a size 22 to a size 12!

“I lost weight for my wedding but I slipped back into my lazy eating habits. Before I knew it, I was a size 22, feeling old and mumsy.”

After a couple of false starts with other programmes, Claire said, “I was still struggling to lose weight so decided to try exercising and I loved running but, being so heavy, there was too much strain on my joints."

"I was a bit sceptical joining Scottish Slimmers, then I started losing weight again, I realised it was the best move I had ever made!"

“Joining Scottish Slimmers helped me to shed the final three stone I had to lose, taking my overall weight loss to six-and-a-half stone” says Claire.

Life has changed dramatically too, says Claire, “I am a much more confident person now, which is evident both in and out of work."

"I liked Scottish Slimmers because it's easy and doesn't feel like a diet – I never feel deprived. Losing weight isn't about starving yourself, it's about enjoying what
you eat and having a little bit of what you fancy in moderation. With Scottish Slimmers, it's healthy eating in a nutshell," she says.

"I have dropped five dress sizes, and taken part in various running events as well as becoming a JogScotland Jog Leader, which involves me helping out at my local running club!"

Claire hopes that, in sharing her Scottish Slimmers' success story, other people will feel motivated to begin their journeys towards a healthy, more confident lifestyle.

“I am now a much healthier, more confident – and happier person,” says Claire proudly.