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Saturday 30 August 2014

Mary 'feels like new woman' after weight loss

Emma Jane Hade

Published 18/07/2014 | 02:30

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Mary Ainsworth

AFTER years of enjoying cakes and dairy products, Mary Ainsworth said that she feels like "a new woman" as she has lost more than three stone.

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The Dublin woman said she was just accompanying a friend to a Slimming World class in Glasnevin last October when her life changed for ever.

By making a few simple dietary changes, the 70-year-old has lost 45lbs and said that she feels completely different, both inside and out.

"I would say I was overweight," the mother-of-four admitted, revealing that it was only in the past two years that she noticed her weight had slowly begun to creep up on her.

"I didn't realise that I had a big bum and a big tummy, because I always wore clothes that were the next size up," she said.

"I used to drink two litres of milk per day. I am not a big sweet eater, but I would have eaten a piece of cake every evening after my dinner. I haven't eaten a piece of cake since last October."

She has now started to eat lower fat products, as well as cutting alcohol out completely.

Apart from enjoying a leisurely walk, increasing her exercise rate wasn't an option, as she has two artificial hips.

Almost 10 months into her weight-loss journey, the grandmother said: "I feel a million dollars, in every way."

Irish Independent

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