Limerick’s Operation Transformation hero Kayleigh is proud of one stone drop

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

A BOUT of sickness and a night out on the tiles threatened to knock Kayleigh Yeoman off her stride this week as she prepared to hit the scales in Operation Transformation again this week.

A BOUT of sickness and a night out on the tiles threatened to knock Kayleigh Yeoman off her stride this week as she prepared to hit the scales in Operation Transformation again this week.

But Kaleigh, 18, wasn’t letting the mystery bug get her down, and has lost another three pounds in the past week. She has now over a stone in weight since appearing on the hit RTE show three weeks ago, and this Wednesday night she will be leading the county on another walk to greater health and fitness.

The sociology student was confined to bed for much of the week, but in a great show of determination she stuck to her diet and exercise regime religiously.

As revealed on this Wednesday night’s programme, she has lost another three pounds, bringing her total weight loss to date to one stone and one and a half pounds.

She admitted that nights out with her friends without alcohol has been tough to bear, especially with “a table full of drinks” and so much temptation in front of her.

However, appearing on the show has given her confidence a major boost, she said, and she is even contemplating the possibility of having a career in TV.

Last week she also returned to her secondary school, Villiers, to give a powerful talk in front of 80 sixth year students.

She has also rejoined the Limerick Hockey Club, where she hadn’t trained since she was in a car accident last summer. “Not being able to play was getting me down. I’m hoping it might help my fitness levels too,” she said. She is also on track to take part in the Great Limerick Run in May, along with local man Gary Kirwan, who lost 11 stone last year.

See www.rte.ie/ot to follow her progress and diet and exercise plans.