Tina Reilly from Ballacolla joined Slimming World to help her improve her health. She's lost a jaw-dropping 6 Stone and shares her story here.
“Before, everything I ate was unhealthy, from sausage-roll breakfasts to evening takeaways.
“With type-2 diabetes, I should have looked after myself better, but I pretended it was impossible because I was so busy. The truth was that at my size and with several failed diets behind me, I thought I was beyond help.
“In 2015, I decided to join Slimmimg World, my sister had lost 4 stone with them, so I thought I would give it a try. Tina says “I had done so many other diets in the past, this was going to be my last.”
“Changing my eating habits wasn’t exactly a hardship. My husband also wanted to lose weight and we enjoyed delicious low-Syn dishes like sticky gammon and mushy pea curry. The leftovers made a much tastier lunch than pies, and for snacks I’d fill up on fresh fruit.”
Tina said, “I found losing weigh so easy now as I never felt hungry, and the best news came after I had lost 4 stone, my doctor took me off my type 2 medication.
“This was the best news ever, I felt like a tonne had been lifted off me.”
“Slimming World is a family affair now, and I have made so many great friends. I’ve reached my target of 6 stone, and I lead a very different life now.
“I love my walking and hiking and going to the gym, I even got to climb Croagh Patrick which I never thought I would. This was a big accomplishment for me, as before losing weight, I couldn't walk without puffing and panting.
“Slimming World has saved my life and I never feel alone, as I have great support from my group and my family”, Tina says with a smile on her face.
“My GP says I’m free of diabetes, I feel like a new woman and I'm thrilled to be able to fit into smaller clothes.
“My advice to anyone who is thinking of joining, just do it, you will be delighted a year from now.”
Tina attends Slimming World at The Abbeyleix Manor Hotel very Wednesday.
For more information contact Carmel 0872972305. To find a group that suits you, check out www.slimmingworld.ie.
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