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Thursday 8 December 2016

Slimmers who lost 10 stone between them meet Jason O'Donovan at award ceremony

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Sinead Donaghey, singer Jason Donovan, Michelle Millar
Sinead Donaghey, singer Jason Donovan, Michelle Millar
Sinead before

WITH almost 10 stone shed between them, two of Dublin's Slimming World consultants brushed shoulders with star Jason Donovan at the organisation's awards.

The former Neighbours actor was co-hosting the organisation's annual awards at Birmingham's International Convention Centre, attended by Sinead Donaghey (34) from Clontarf and Michelle Millar (36) from Baldoyle.

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The two women are consultants at Slimming World groups in their own areas.

Sinead has been a consultant for four years after successfully losing four-and-a-half stone with the programme.

"I love the whole thing, I call it my hobby job," Michelle told the Herald.

"I work full-time as a bank manager as well. Every Tuesday I get to go out and make a difference, seeing people lose eight or nine stone.

"I was overweight as a child and as a teenager I could never keep it off."

Sinead before
Sinead before
Sinead Donaghey, singer Jason Donovan, Michelle Millar

Ms Donaghey now oversees 120 people in Clontarf who are looking to lose weight, through two groups on Tuesday evenings.

Michelle lost a similar amount of weight and now spreads the message that the fad diets don't work through her work as a consultant and local manager in Baldoyle.

"I saw results quite quickly," she said. "I had tried all the tablets and shakes and other weight management organisations and I lost weight but it wasn't sustainable.

"It's about exercise and good, healthy eating. I've also learned to experiment and get back in the kitchen. There is no need to be hungry and you won't be kept hungry."

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