That’s the ‘weight’ to go for Aboyne slimmers...

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Three inspirational Deeside slimmers have started 2015 in the best way possible after winning weight loss competitions.

Linda Grassick and Gillian Littlejohn were voted as the Aboyne Slimming World group’s Miss Slinky 2014 after they were wowed by their 4st 8 lbs and 2st weight loss.

Martin Reekie, who has lost 4st, was named as the group’s Mr Sleek 2014.

Slimming World’s annual Miss Slinky competition recognises those female members who have changed both inside and out by becoming healthier and happier, slimmer and more confident.

For the first time this year the competition has a male counterpart, Mr Sleek, and the national winners of both contests will win a £2000 cash price.

Gillian, Linda and Martin said they were honoured to win their respective titles.

Linda has dropped from a dress size 18 to a size 10 and has since reached her target weight. Gillian has dropped from a size 24 to a size 16 and is continuing on her weight loss journey.

Martin said: ““Being voted for by the other members of the group is really great because it’s thanks to them and their support – and our consultant, Nicola Gardyne - that we’ve been able to lose the weight that we have.

“As a man, joining a slimming club was a big decision and very nerve-wracking, but I can honestly say it’s one of the best I have made, but I would love some more male members to join up.”

Nicola Gardyne, who runs Aboyne Slimming World, said: “All three of them have been a real inspiration to the group and it is great to see the change in them throughout their journey.

“I hope they’ll inspire other people to lose weight too and show people that whether you’ve got a little or a lot of weight to lose, slimming down can make a big difference to how you feel about yourself and really boost your confidence.”

For more information contact Nicola Gardyne on 013398 80486.