Limerick’s Operation Transformation leader Jean continues to inspire on hit show

Jean Tierney on a recent Operation Transformation walk in Lough Gur with Knockainey St Brigids girls and mentors Picture: Kieran Ryan-Benson

Jean Tierney on a recent Operation Transformation walk in Lough Gur with Knockainey St Brigids girls and mentors Picture: Kieran Ryan-Benson

LIMERICK woman Jean Tierney continues to inspire on the hit RTE show Operation Transformation, shedding two pounds this week.

Jean, 33, from Bruff, who works in House nightclub in Limerick, had been set a target of 2lbs, she lost 3lbs and has a target of 2lbs again for next week.

It is a tough time for Jean, as last week marked the anniversary of the death of her and Paddy’s baby daughter.

Jean continued her weight loss journey this Wednesday night on RTE One.

Meanwhile, this week, as part of programme sponsor safefood’s ‘Transform your Trolley’ campaign, a public event was held last Saturday outside Dunnes Stores in the Parkway Shopping Centre.

A team of nutritionists were on hand to give practical healthy eating tips and to answer any questions people had on meal-planning and how to rebalance their food shop.

The advice followed new research from safefood that has found more than a third of food and drink on special offers in local supermarkets are high in fat, sugar and salt.

That number increased to over half of offers in convenience stores.

Safefood’s Transform Your Trolley is part of its sponsorship of Operation Transformation.

The campaign aims to encourage people to re-balance their food shopping habits and transform their trolleys into healthier ones.

Since joining the show, Jean has revealed she has received lots of support from people across the county – indeed 1,500 people turned up to her own Operation Transformation walk at Lough Gur on the first weekend of the show.

Asked what made her apply for Operation Transformation, Jean admitted it was due to the tragic death of her little girl Sloane, or Warrior, at just five days old last January – and a miscarriage later the same year.

It was during a sleepless night she saw the show being trailed, she added, saying it would give her a renewed focus.

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