Marie Dolan joined Slimming World in Salthill in September 2013. Having lost eight stone the previous year, she had started to regain some of that weight and decided to give Slimming World a try.
On January 14, 2014, Marie reached her target weight, having lost two stone and 7.5 pounds.
Marie Dolan is a stylish woman who is a beloved member of the Slimming World group in Salthill, where she is also a well known member of the social team. She always has a smile on her face and lots of advice for every member, new or existing, that comes through the door. Members look forward to taster nights where Marie is sure to bring a number of her dishes.
"I have worked hard to maintain my weight loss for the last five years," she said. "I love trying out new recipes all the time and following Slimming World's Food Optimising plan. One of my favourite recipes is the Diet Cola chicken from the website. I am also a lot more active now then I ever was before. I walk, cycle, and swim now.
"A major change for me, also, is now I love clothes shopping. It was a thing I hated doing before as I couldn't get anything to fit properly. Now I have a lot more confidence in myself and I'm outgoing. A lot of this is thanks to all the friends I have made at Slimming World and to my consultant Christina.
"I still attend group each week as you get the support and motivation that you need. I love picking up new ideas and recipes but also to share my own because I believe we can all reach our target weights with a little help from each other."
Slimming World is held in the Salthill Hotel every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Christina on 085 1343050 for more details.