'I put on four stone, but now I'm fighting to get fight', says Ray
Presenter Ray Foley has revealed how he piled on four stone due to unhealthy eating habits and early morning starts.
The former 98FM radio host saw his weight spiral to 17 stone over the last three years.
But after accepting that he had let himself go, Ray decided to make a change. He has since shed two stone.
The former Take Me Out host said that he found it hard to watch himself on TV and was hoping to lose another two stone.
"In the last three years I have put on four-and-a-half stone, so I have been trying to lose it," Ray told the Herald.
"TV3 started running old episodes of Take Me Out on Saturdays, which I filmed five years ago when I was between 12 -13 stone.
"I am presenting their Seven O'Clock Show on a Friday. When you see repeats, you see how fat you are - so that is in the incentive," he said.
"I have lost two stone and I am back down to 15 now.
"I got a weight-loss app, which I found really helpful and it took me about three months to shed the weight.
"But I remind myself every day that I am still in the unhealthy zone for my weight, which should be around 14 stone.
"I would like to lose at least another stone, but I have gotten stuck over the past month."
The host finished his 98FM breakfast show on Christmas Eve and he said the early morning starts gave him bad eating habits.
"My wife is delighted that I am getting back to myself, because she is naturally quite healthy. When I was working early mornings, everyone was aware that I was getting quite fat," he said.
The radio and TV presenter said booze and heavy carbs were his downfall.
The self-confessed coach potato has started running three times per week since becoming an ambassador for the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.
The run, which kicks off in Dublin's Docklands on August 7, will feature live music.