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Motivation Weight Loss Clinic – Winner’s update (Week 1/Part 2)

Deirdre.
Age: 37.  Weight at the start of the programme: 12 st 9 lbs. Target weight: 10 st 7 lbs.deirdre g

“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.”


Paula.
PAULAON1Age: 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.

Audrey.
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 audreylher 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.

Sinead.
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!

Patricia.
patriciaraffertys0Age: 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.

Lisa.
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 coopelisad 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!

Mary.
Age: 61.  Weight at the start of the programme: 13 st 4 lbs. Target weight: 11 st.

maryMary 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.

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Motivation Weight Loss Clinic – Winner’s update (Week 1/Part 1)

We start following the winners of the Eumom / Motivation Weight Loss Clinic throughout their journey.  Meet the  lucky ladies!

Susan.

Age: 37.  Weight at the start of the programme: 16 st 7 lbs. Target weight: 11 st.

susan_portlaoiseI entered the competition as I am seriously overweight, I would imagine morbidly obese to be honest and I’m so tired of it. I have a little boy of nearly a year and I swore that I was going to lose weight and get healthy for him as well as myself. I am constantly out of breath and tired and I feel drained all the time. I do try and eat healthy and to be honest I don’t really eat that much to be the weight I am. I would some guidance and help as to where I am going wrong. What I hope to achieve from entering is to slim down the healthy was and also to learn why I am overweight, to keep my weight down long term, and what my relationship with food is. I would really like the support and the guidance of the Motivation Weight Team as I feel I have tried to do it on my own in various ways and it has’nt worked. I think that this program would be very good for me as I was astounded when I saw the visual props like the 5lbs of fat and the 1 1/2 stone prop that you put on. I think visual things like that would really help me to put my weight into perspective and also what I need to change it. All in all I really want to acheive weight loss over a period of time and keep it off long term by changing my lifestyle and attitude

Ciara
Age: 36.  Weight at the start of the programme: 16 st 2 lbs. Target weight: 10 st.

ciaraThe weight began creeping up after i got married- nights sitting in eating and drinking. Then the combination of juggling work and children meant i took the easy option of convenience foods and treating myself with a glass of wine and a snack once the kids were in bed. Also the fact that i was doing absolutely no exercise didnt help. I want to get my old confidence back and i want to be able to run about with my kids. When i return to work from maternity leave i want to walk back into the building knowing that i look good. Also there are the health risks. My sister has diabetes and my mother was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes also- I want to avoid ever going down that route.”

Kay
Age: 52.  Weight at the start of the programme: 13 st. Target weight: 9.7 st.kay

“I have had a problem with my thyroid for awhile and i also eat out of boredom and as a result of my emotions. I eat when im happy and i eat when im sad. I want to lose the weight because i want to improve my health and reduce my risk of diabetes as it is in my family already. I want to look better and most importantly i want to feel better. I hope by losing the weight i will gain confidence and this confidence will lead me to pursue other things in my life i have been holding back on until now. My weaknesses are sweet things and i want to change the way i eat forever.”


Alison K

Age: 37.  Weight at the start of the programme: 15 st 5 lbs. Target weight: 10 st 7 lbs.

alisonkAlison had a baby girl 8 ½ months ago and hasn’t been able to shift the baby weight herself.  Before she got pregnant she was very fit and active and described herself as a “gymaholic” went to the gym 5 times a week!  When she got pregnant she hoped to be able to continue exercising but that didn’t happen.  She suffered badly with tiredness and this led to a lot of comfort eating and because she was frustrated about not having the energy to exercise that became another trigger for her comfort eating.

She’d love to get back to a healthy size 12 in clothes and currently she’s an ‘uncomfortable’ size 16.

Teresa

Age:  45.  Weight at the start of the programme: 16 st 3 lbs. Target weight: 13 st 7 lbs.
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Teresa is worried about her health most of all. She would love to be fit and healthy so she can play and interact more with her 3 kids who are 18yrs, 13yrs and 7yrs. She also realises that bad humour and mood swings are what’s affecting her weight and she wants to learn how to seperate food from emotions. She is also self-concious about other peoples perception of her and feels she would have more confidence in herself if she reaches her target weight.

Aishling

Age:  30.  Weight at the start of the programme: 19 st. Target weight: 11 st.

Aisling_navanAishling is tired of following diets.  Nothing has ever worked for her.  She hopes to learn more about healthy eating and to change her bad habits and behaviors. She is fed up of trying every diet under the sun and this is the final straw.  Aisling feels tired all the time and fears that as her baby gets older she won’t have the energy to enjoy every day activities with her child. She wants to get a better understanding about healthy eating not just for herself but for her family too, Aisling feels that like her, her child will have weight problems too if she cannot change her own bad habits now.  She was eating all the time due to boredom and wishes to have a better understanding of how to deal with this.  Aishling wants nothing more than to be a young, fit, healthy mom.

Winners from the Eumom / Motivation Weight Management competition

When we ran this competition back in July, little did we know that The Motivation Weight Management Clinic would receive well over 500 entries from Eumom customers, and take weeks to assess all candidates. After a huge effort from all the local Motivation clinics, and weeks of conducting interviews with all who had applied, 13 lucky winners have been selected (3 more than initially expected, due to the huge demand!).  We will follow the progresses of each candidate over the next 10 weeks, as they embark on the journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

motivationCongratulations to the 13 lucky winners!: Kay H. (Dublin), Ciara H (Dublin), Susan K (Portlaoise), Liza O (Naas), Aishling M (Navan), Adrienne B (Waterford), Mary O (Cork), Alison K (Swords), Teresa M (Arklow), Audrey L (Midleton), Paula O (Dungarvan),   Gillian W (Glanmire), Deirdre G (Limerick).

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