Thursday 18 January 2018

Operation Transformation's Mairead misses weight-loss target yet again after skipping community walk

Mairead Redmond on Operation Transformation
Mairead Redmond on Operation Transformation
Mairéad Redmond with her parents Noel and Mary, brothers Seán and James and dietitian Aoife Hearne.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Operation Transformation leader Mairead Redmond missed her weight loss target yet again on tonight's show after skipping a walk organised by her community for her.

Mairead (22) skipped a local walk organised by her community as she was "absolutely exhausted" from work, study and her exercise schedule, leaving the experts to question her dedication to her weight loss journey.

At the weigh-in, Mairead loses half a pound out of her 3lb target, and the experts are frustrated by what they see as her lack of commitment.

"I don’t think you’re taking advantage of the opportunity you’ve been given to be a leader on Operation Transformation, but my greatest disappointment, and I was quite shocked actually, was to see your community organise a walk and you, the leader, didn’t bother to turn up for it," said Dr Ciara Kelly.

Mairéad Redmond with her parents Noel and Mary, brothers Seán and James and dietitian Aoife Hearne.
Mairéad Redmond with her parents Noel and Mary, brothers Seán and James and dietitian Aoife Hearne.

"Your parents went and did the walk with the community and you stayed home and watched TV and it struck me as showing nothing but indifference to your followers and the community that was supporting you. I’ve never seen a leader do that before. I’ve never seen it."

In response Mairead, the youngest leader on the show, said she was "disappointed" that she missed the walk, but she "physically couldn't go."

"I was wrecked. I was absolutely exhausted so it’s not like I’ve said ‘sod the community.'"

Dietitian Aoife Hearne also expressed her disappointment in Mairead missing the walk, while Mairead defended her decision.

"You’ve got such potential to change. I think that’s why it frustrates me so much to see you rejecting it almost. It’s very hard I have to see. I need to see you want it. I need to see you give back to your community a little bit," she said.

To which Mairead responded: “It’s not that I didn’t care. I was absolutely exhausted coming home that evening. It’s really frustrating for you to tell me I don’t care I do care."

Kathryn Thomas stepped in to remind Mairead why she applied for the show, and told her: "Every time you don’t feel like putting your runners on, and every time that you feel tired, you have got to push through that because you will only change if you change."

At the end of the weigh-in, Mairead promises that the coming week will be more successful.

"My target for next week is three pounds so as of this week I’m on a running plan so I’m going to give that 110%, I’m going to tick all the boxes," she said.

"I’m not going to leave any room for error."

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