14 August 2012
Sibling support helped a brother and sister helped to lose over 24 stone between them after they both joined the Motivation Weight Management Programme.
Paul Carney lost 16 stone 8 lbs to achieve his current weight of 11 stone 7lbs. He recalls that he “didn’t have much of a life” before he lost the weight, but decided to take action after being invited to a family wedding.
His sister Bernie Walsh slimmed down to 11 stone 12 lbs after shedding 8 stone and 4 lbs. Feeling miserable and out of place because of her weight, she decided to take action by calling Motivation. At first she wanted to lose 3 or 4 stone, but when she reached her first target she knew she could keep going and eventually lost over 8 stone.
Both say that sibling support was a huge help. “The one person who gave me the best support through the process was Bernie,” says Paul, while Bernie adds: “he understood what I was going through and I understood him. It made all the difference!”
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