Lynn Anderson & Barry Kent
For Lynn Anderson and her partner Barry, a health scare made them change their habits for the better.
Barry, an engineer, had to be rushed to hospital after developing chest pains. He was only 27 but at 17 stone 4lbs, his love of takeaways and nights slumped in front of the telly had taken their toll.
"I was breathless, out of shape and a lack of exercise combined with too many takeaways meant I was getting bigger and bigger. The chest pains were so frightening, especially since I was still in my 20s.
"That's when I realised we had to start making a few changes. I did it for Lynn and our two young kids. I want to be there to see them grow up and I want to make sure they grow up healthy.
"I used to avoid taking the kids swimming because I was embarrassed about my size but now it's me persuading them to go. I'm back doing five-a-side football again too and I feel great. It's important for the kids to see us doing stuff like going for walks to the park because it makes them want to do it too. It's a good way for us all to spend some time together and get fresh air."
Lynn added: "I used to snack on rubbish all the time - chocolate, crisps and takeaways. I felt sluggish and couldn't be bothered getting off the couch in the evenings. But when I got out of breath playing with my children, I realised enough was enough."
"I signed up for Scottish Slimmers classes and that encouraged me to start eating better and cook my own meals. I'm now eating more fruit and veg and drinking more water. It's not even been that hard, it's just changing small things and trying to be a bit healthier.
We have also started going for walks together as a family, which the kids love, and it's a good way for us all to spend some time together and get some fresh air.
"As a mum, you realise how much the kids copy you. I didn't want them growing up thinking it's ok to eat junk and watch TV all the time.
"Brooke is six and Logan is two so they have loads of energy. Taking them swimming or out for a walk is a good way of tiring them out a bit!"