I wanted to lose weight and to get my health back on track.  I had been trying for a long time to lose the excess few stones, but nothing seemed to work! Every time the weight came off, it crept back on - even though I was active! I decided to try the Orsmond Clinic programme, as I had heard good reports from friends. Also a work colleague had been on operation transformation this year, and I was amazed at the results I had seen! My weight loss goal wasn’t just for appearance - I work 24/7 shifts and was constantly visiting my GP with kidney infections. My cholesterol was also very high. I knew I had to do something.

I joined the clinic in January 2013 and by July I had got to my goal weight I started on the low GI diet and it really suited me. I was expecting to be starving but actually I have never been hungry the entire time that I have been on the programme!

After the first week I had lost half a stonewhich really motivated me. Every week after that I had a steady weight loss. I realised how the weight was affecting my health and not just my physical appearance.. I have now lost two and a half stone on a low GI diet and I feel great! My cholesterol was 8 before Christmas and now is 4 - in the health category! And after visiting the GP all the time with recurrent infections in the past few years – I have not been to him at all since January and I am sure he is wondering where I am!!

I found the staff so helpful and understanding- which was great encouragement for me and kept me very motivated. Every week I received great recipes and food tips and I am eating foods now that I had never heard of before going to Orsmond Clinics -like fennel and celeriac.

I have noticed a huge improvement in my quality of life too -  Before I found that I didn’t sleep properly but now I have a regular sleeping pattern. I have loads of energy and basically life is just so much easier without all that extra weight!

Shopping is great as I no longer have to go to the size16 rack. I am now in a size 10 jeans and I can honestly say that this is the first time ever wearing this size.

I do a lot of mountain walking now and my biggest achievement to date is that I climbed Carrantuohill in June. As the weight came off I was finding it easier to scale the mountains. To get to the top is such an amazing feeling. I am able to run on the treadmill for 30 minutes without stopping! It was a combination of the diet and exercise that got me to my goal.

Both Orsmond Clinics and my husband Conor have been a huge support to me, which has been invaluable in my weight-loss and I am really thrilled with the results.