‘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.’
‘I saw a picture of myself at my sister’s graduation last summer and I hated it. I knew I had to do something.'
'Previously I’d lose a bit of weight, I’d start to feel good and then stop. That was my biggest mistake. Up until then I kept joining, sticking to it for a while and then falling off the band wagon. I could be living in a mansion the amount I’ve spent over the years trying to get to my target!’
Leanne credits her success to the support of her friends and family who helped keep her focused and motivated. "My sister Jillian got to target last summer and looks fantastic, she was certainly my inspiration and now two more of my sisters, Pauline and Andrea, also follow Scottish Slimmers.’
'As a mother to 3 young girls herself, Leanne says she has always been quite active, but now she has the energy to match. ‘I am definitely happier.'
'Looking back at myself at my heavier weight I realise it affected my mood and would get me down. I’ve now got a confidence back that has been missing for a long time.’