Meet the southside slimmers

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One Giffnock couple celebrated Valetine’s Day by shedding the pounds together as they, collectively, have managed to lose four stones and four pounds.

Lynne and Bob McRae took part in Marlyn Yule’s Slimming World month-long foood festival, Free Food February, covering Giffnock, Mearns and Clarkston.

Marlyn’s group was just one of many up and down the UK taking part from February 1 until 27.and Lynne and Bob have been named Couple of the Year 2016.

Marlyn said: “Bob and Lynne are living proof that slimmers are more successful when they lose weight together and get support and motivation from others along their journey.

“Seeing Bob and Lynne’s weight come down week after week has been a joy.

“They’re a real inspiration to the rest of the group — including me.”

Marlyn went on to say that she hoped the McRaes would go on to be an inspiration to others in the area.

She continued: “The theme of Free Food February is ‘love it, cook it, share it so we’d love to show even more people that healthy eating isn’t all carrot sticks and letuce leaves.

“We had a huge spread at our group’s party, uincluding mains, snacks and even desserts.

“From Spaghetti Bolognese to Chicken Tikka Massala, it all looked — and, more importantly, tasted — delicious!”