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Niamh McMahon

Niamh McMahon’s food diary

As Niamh McMahon comes nearer to her Weightwatchers goal weight, read her food diary below: Tuesday March 10th Breakfast 7:15 Two poached eggs with a slice of porridge bread and a green tea. Mid Morning 10:00 A Weightwatchers bar and a coffee. Lunch 12:30 Two slim bagels toasted with banana and Weightwatchers yoghurt and a bottle of water. Dinner 17:00 Home made chicken curry with loads of vegetables with brown rice and a pint of water. Snack 20:00 A bowl of sugar free jelly and two tablespoons of natural yoghurt and a green tea. Wednesday March 11th Breakfast 7:15 Two crumpets with a teaspoon of jam and a green tea. Mid Morning 12:00 A coffee and a Weightwatchers ginger cookie. Lunch 14:00 A bowl of pepper soup and two slices of soda bread and two glasses of water. Dinner 18:00 Stir fry vegetables with three baby potatoes and a glass of water. Snack 20:00 Weightwatchers taytos and green tea. Thursday …

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Gaining confidence, inch by inch

FOR the last few months, Mark Kearney has been drawing puzzled glances from people he meets on the streets, even from people he has known for years. He is close to unrecognisable from the man he was on St Patrick’s Day, after shedding almost 11 stone in the space of seven months. The weight loss came after a religiously-observed diet and the re-introduction of exercise into his life. When he started the weight loss programme in April, Mark, who lives in Ennis, was 25 stone and nine pounds but when he finished in early October, he was down to 14 stone and 11 pounds, a fairly appropriate weight for his 6’5 frame. It’s hardly surprising that he wasn’t satisfied with life at 25 stone and he says the weight was draining the positives from him in all sorts of ways. “Being that weight was affecting my whole life. Going in for interviews for jobs [he was then unemployed], it was …

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