The latest Operation Transformation leader has been announced and she reveals she has battled comfort eating since the death of her mother.
Lucy Dillon (24) is the fifth leader to be announced on the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 ahead of the new series of the hit RTE show.
Lucy, from Clonmellon, Co Meath, is mum to one year old Molly with her partner Conor. She juggles motherhood with her job as a hotel reservation executive, and helping her father run the family business.
She's originally from Kells hwere her dad Pat runs an open farm and shop and the family also runs Spooktacular, a Halloween attraction.
Lucy has always battled with her weight but it has been particularly hard since losing her mother, Therese to lung cancer over 3 years ago.
Less than a month after she died Lucy started her college course in Event Management. She worked hard in College and relied on junk food to keep her going.
Molly was born two years later on Lucy’s mother’s birthday, which was a very emotional day for the whole family.
Lucy feels a huge amount of guilt that she didn’t spend enough time with her mum before she died. She comfort eats all the time, admitting she often gets up in the middle of the night to have a couple of bars of chocolate.
Lucy wants to ditch the crash diets and comfort eating once and for all and get the real her back so that she can feel like 24 rather than 44.
Lucy is 5ft 10in tall and weighs 17st 4lbs. Her allocated expert is Dr Ciara. She joins leaders John Conmy, Clare Scanlan, Dan Kennedy and Noeleen Lynam.