Tuesday 16 January 2018

'It's the end of my heavy wine-drinking as I'm new OT leader'

Clondalkin's Siobhán McKillen has been chosen as the third Operation Transformation leader.
Clondalkin's Siobhán McKillen has been chosen as the third Operation Transformation leader.

The third person chosen as an Operation Transformation leader says her days of heavy wine-drinking have come to an end.

Mother of two, Siobhán McKillen (35) said she's going to try and stop her over-consumption of wine as she hopes to shed a few pounds through the hit RTE show.

"I wasn’t expecting this. I’m going to be so good. I’m going to have no more wine. Well I might have one glass tonight, just to celebrate. One tiny, little glass," she said on the John Murray show today.

Ms McKillen, who lives and works in Clondalkin while also attending college part time, said her husband Ger sometimes unintentionally reinforces her eating habits.

"He comes home with wine and chocolate if I’ve had a bad day or if I have a good day or if I tell him not to, he brings them back anyway just in case.”

Ms McKillen currently weights 13 stone 12 pounds after putting weight she had lost back on. She had lost baby weight this year, but fell back into old habits.

" [I] lost all my baby weight and came into work looking absolutely massive, as in gorgeous, not that other way, and I just went back into it again; eating rubbish and going back to the local pub for a jumbo breakfast. Before I knew it, none of my clothes fit me anymore.”

Operation Transformation dietitian Aoife Hearne said Ms McKillen represents the amount of 'yo-yo' dieters in Ireland.

“Life sometimes gets on top of you and you fall into bad habits," she said.

Ms Hearne also told Ms McKillen she would have to go around five or six days without wine.

“One day a week [drinking wine] would be ideal. As little as possible would be ideal. You’re going to look glam at the finale.”

Irish Independent

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