Age: 37. Weight at the start of the programme: 12 st 9 lbs. Target weight: 10 st 7 lbs.
“The reason I came to Motivation was to get back in shape after having had my baby. Before the birth of my baby boy I really enjoyed daily excercise and being able to buy clothes easily. But following Conor’s arrival and having a full time job, I found it hard to fit in the walks and cooking healthy meals everyday. I felt I needed the help of Motivation to get back in shape as it was getting harder to buy clothes unless I wanted to buy bigger sizes!!! I would lik to have another baby but I would really like to be at my ideal weight and feel better about myself first.”
Age: 25. Weight at the start of the programme: 17 st 9 lbs. Target weight: 16 st.
A young nurse on maternity leave, Paula would like to be a great healthy happy mom. She feels the need to lose weight because of long term health issues.
Now that she is a mom, Paula would like to have life-long health in order to be a positive energetic parent. She has a wardrobe full of clothes that do not fit, and would love to learn how to handle people and food while out socializing.
Age: 32. Weight at the start of the programme: 13 st 3 lbs. Target weight: 10 st 5 lbs.
Audrey simply wants to be a healthier Mom. She would love to have more children at some stage, however she feels her body fat is too high at the moment. She is hoping for a confidence boost, and would like to feel more in control of her life.
Age: 33. Weight at the start of the programme: 13 st 5 lbs. Target weight: 10 st 7 lbs.
Sinead has just accepted a full time position with a company in Waterford and is delighted to have this opportunity with Motivation to lose the weight and to regain her confidence. As Sinead said she is delighted to have “a new start and a new image.” Sinead is hoping to lose as much weight as possible during the 10 weeks and is planning on hitting the shops on reaching her target to buy a new wardrobe of clothes for her new job! This is a busy time for Sinead. In addition to starting a new job, Sinead is bridesmaid for her sister in 4 weeks time. She lost a 1/2 stone for the wedding on her own but struggled to lose any more. She is now looking forward to being at least another 1/2 stone lighter for the wedding. However Sinead is focusing long term on her weight loss as she is sick and tired of being sick and tired!
Age: 43. Weight at the start of the programme: 12 st 13 lbs. Target weight: 10 st.
Patricia would like to feel better about herself. She hopes that her 10 weeks programme with Motivation will help her improve her lifestyle and also regain control of her eating habits.
Age: 35. Weight at the start of the programme: 13 st 6 lbs. Target weight: 11 st.
“ I had my third child in December, and during the pregnancy piled on the weight, as I was totally cooped up during the cold winter and comfort ate my way through the nine months. I presumed I would get around to losing the weight once Emily was born, however I ended up using the excuse of “Having a Winter Baby” for not exercising or getting out to lose the weight! In May of this year, I eventually started to get so fed up with the weight gain, that I went out and bought a double buggy for my new baby and my toddler and started walking. I also joined Weight Watchers. While I seen some improvement, I was not getting the results I would have hoped for! On top of the stress of being overweight, and being very unhappy with my size, my partner and I have decided to get married next July, which should be a joyous occasion for us, but I am totally terrified of going to try on wedding dresses, as I am much heavier than I would like to be. I have promised myself, that I will lose the weight before the end of this year, so I can go dress shopping and enjoy it, and then look back at my wedding photos and smile! I also want to regain my confidence and enjoy running around after my three gorgeous kids. I have just returned to work from maternity leave, and none of my old work clothes fit me! So I am determined to get back into shape, and enjoy buying clothes and planning the wedding!”
Age: 61. Weight at the start of the programme: 13 st 4 lbs. Target weight: 11 st.
Mary suffers from high blood pressure and hopes the programme will help improve this condition, as well as having a beneficial impact on her overall health.