Success Stories

Niamh Dodrill
Primary School Teacher
Weight Lost: 105lbs
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My name is Niamh Dodrill and I am a mother of three young children living on the northside of Dublin. I work as a primary school teacher and love what I do. In the summer of 2018 I was tagged on Facebook about Bodyslims. At that time, I was at my heaviest I had ever been. My self-confidence was at an all-time low.

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Michelle Francis
Manager M&S Blackrock
Weight Lost: 123 lbs
Sizes dropped: 14 dress sizes

My name is Michelle Francis, I live in Blessington and I am a manager in M&S Blackrock. I joined Bodyslims in September 2016. Nine months later I have lost 8 stone 11 pounds. I have gone from a size 24 to a size 10 I even fit into a few size 8’s !!!

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123 lbs

8st 11lbs

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Paula Rave
Secondary school teacher and busy mum
Weight Lost: 63
Sizes dropped: 18/20 to 10/12

I eat when I’m happy, I eat when I’m sad, i eat when I’m bored and I eat when I’m mad. I may be tee total but I am a total junk foodaholic. I grew up skinny but spent my 20s battling my weight, a battle it always won.

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63

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Ann McHugh
Greystones
Weight Lost: 34 lbs
Sizes dropped: 3 dress sizes

Hi there my name is Ann Mc Hugh. I’m from Greystones Co. Wicklow. Since my early 20’s I have always battled with my weight. Like many I have been a member of so many weight loss groups down through the years, but I was always like a yoyo! Down one week up a bit the next and that seemed to be the pattern!

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34 lbs

2 stone 6 lbs

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Addrianna Doyle
Self-employed
Weight Lost: 56 lbs
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My name is Addrianna Doyle, I live in Naas, Co Kildare. My husband and I own a jewellery design brand, Doyle Design Dublin. I have never been slim, ever. I have spent my entire life overweight struggling with upward only weight increases. I've tried every diet under the sun without any real or lasting success.

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56 lbs

4 stone

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John Murphy
TV scriptwriter, Carrickmines
Weight Lost: 56 lbs
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It is hard to imagine that anyone was as cynical as I was the first night I walked through the door of Body slims. I had spent a lifetime in the TV and Media industry and had seen and heard every self sustaining quick fix and marketing ploy in the game. Yet something had brought me here; and since there were no instruction or diet sheets, no public weigh in or showboating or self-righteousness pontification, the least I could do was listen.

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56 lbs

4 stone

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Paul Redmond
Accountant, Wexford
Weight Lost: 42 lbs
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Hello my name is Paul Redmond, from Wexford and I work as an accountant sitting all day. I have been here many times before losing some weight and gaining weight. I have learned that this is in fact maintenance not weight loss. was introduced to this by a friend who was on the course and he had changed each and every area of his life, not just weight loss. In terms of this program all that I can say is that it works incredibly well and it will change more than weight in your life.

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42 lbs

3 stone

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Áine Hayes Davis
Special Needs Assistant
Weight Lost: 66 lbs
Sizes dropped: Size 20 to size 12

My name is Áine, I live in Cabinteely and work as an SNA in a local Primary School. I joined Bodyslims in September 2017. I had liked the Bodyslims page on Facebook a good while before I joined and was always so impressed by the weight loss results everyone was getting. I wanted to join but afraid to as I had done so many other weight loss classes, I’d get so far, plateau, get fed up and whatever I’d lost I’d find again and then some more, I hoped this would be different.

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66 lbs

4 stone 10 lbs

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Karen Kelly
School Secretary Citywest
Weight Lost: 70lbs
Sizes dropped: 5 sizes smaller

I joined Bodyslims in September 2018. Curious. It took me three weeks to lose my first stone and by week nine I had lost my third stone. Panic. The 10 weeks were nearly over, how was I going to keep this weight off.

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70lbs

5 stone

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Eileen Donnelly
Blackrock
Weight Lost: 112lbs
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Bodyslims programme is amazing! Like so many other people I had tried lots of other slimming programmes with varying degrees of success. I seemed to be a master of self-sabotage and would get so far but no further. I was convinced that I just couldn't do it and that I would never get to a weight and size I was happy with. I had given up hope!

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112lbs

8 stone

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Margaret Keane
Actuary and senior software developer – Large multi-national consultancy
Weight Lost: 98lbs
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This programme is very simple if you do it Gerard’s way. At the start, I had to trust Gerard when he said that it is possible (and I could also look to the Bodyslims legends for inspiration and evidence). The personal success that follows then takes over, motivates and empowers. Gerard’s stories are always in my head and present themselves every time I am faced with a choice. Every moment of every day presents a choice. Good choices lead to good feelings.

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98lbs

7st

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Helen Henry
Auditor - Inchicore, Dublin
Weight Lost: 60lbs
Sizes dropped: 20 to a 8/10

Having been on and off diets since I was 13 years old (with varying degrees of failure) it suffices to say this was not my first weight-loss rodeo. However, what I did not realise before embarking on Bodyslims is that other weight loss programmes are actually weight maintenance programmes and the ensuing down weight one week/up the next is physically and mentally exhausting.

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60lbs

4st 4lbs

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Steve Mulhall
Office Worker
Weight Lost: 140lbs
Sizes dropped: xxxl to large

I'm Steve Mulhall and I'm an Office Worker from Walkinstown and all together I've lost 10 stone and I'm down from an xxxl to large. Bodyslims is a 10 week weight loss course like no other it not only changes how you look and feel but also how you think.

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140lbs

10st

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Maeve Davidson
Parish Pastoral Worker
Weight Lost: 112lbs
Sizes dropped: size 22-24 to size 12-14

I'm Maeve Davidson, I live in Dundrum. I work as a Parish Pastoral Worker;Total weight loss is 8 stone; Sizes dropped from size 22-24 to size 12-14. I came home from holidays in the middle of July 2016 and I weighed 18 st. 11lbs. I didn't feel healthy and decided I had to do something about my weight.

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112lbs

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John Ryan
Sales Centre Manager
Weight Lost: 56 lbs
Sizes dropped: 3 shirt sizes and 8 inches off waist

I joined BodySlims in September 2016. I had faced up to the fact that I was not going to achieve any weight loss goal alone. After trying and failing at other programmes I ignored my problem for a very long time.

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56 lbs

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Joe Comerford
Dublin
Weight Lost: 105lbs
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BUSTIN’ OUT WITH BODYSLIMS. The ramblings which follow are well overdue. I am a quiet man who tries to avoid the limelight but I feel that Bodyslims deserves recognition and perhaps what I say may help someone out there, so here goes. My name is Joe Comerford.

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105lbs

7.5st

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Pat Ryan
Solicitor
Weight Lost: 63lbs
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My name is Pat Ryan. I'm from Foxrock and I'm a solicitor. I've lost 4.5 stone over two courses which is a little more than 20% of my starting weight. I'm down from XXL to Large and I've lost 8 inches off my waist. Having heard about the results Bodyslims was getting for people that I knew, I was determined to give it a go and to succeed.

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63lbs

4.5st

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Jacqueline Tracey
Marks and Spenser Manager
Weight Lost: 77lbs
Sizes dropped: 4 sizes

I started Bodyslims in September 2016, and yes, it was so different to the run of the mill programs I had previously done. I "Dared to Dream" that this was the one that would work. I decided from the beginning to do everything I was told to do from day 1

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77lbs

5.5st

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Barbara Joyce
Ringsend
Weight Lost: 56lbs
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Just a quick word on how I am getting on in my new life - in March 2016 - we as a family decided to climb Bray Head on St. Patricks day. There were 36 of us and I was the last one up the hill. Struggling to breath and in pain.

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56lbs

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Anna Grainger
Houses of the Oireachtas...parliamentary assistant to a senator
Weight Lost: 42lbs
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Training twice a day, once before school and once after school between 3 – 4 hours daily, I felt alive, alert, fit, healthy, challenged and always chasing my next personal best. These were the years that ignited my competitive streak..

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Therese Hunt
Blackrock
Weight Lost: 28lbs
Sizes dropped: 2 dress sizes

I'm Therese Hunt from Blackrock and in January 2016 I was out at lunch with a couple of friends, one of whom looked a “million dollars” and I asked her what had she been up to?! She told us all about the Weight Whisperer! That was it

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Rebecca Scaife
Stillorgan
Weight Lost: 63lbs
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My name is Rebecca and I’m from Stillorgan. Over the last few years my weight crept up and up and I reached my heaviest last summer. I’ve always been quite body confident and my weight has never bothered me hugely, but I’ve also always had it in the back of my mind that I must get around to losing the excess weight.

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63lbs

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John Willoughby
Wexford
Weight Lost: 70lbs
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My name is John Willoughby. I'm from Gorey Co Wexford. I have just finished my 2nd bodyslims session and I have lost a total of 5 stone. On the very first night in January I didn't know what to expect.

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Joan Casey
Stillorgan
Weight Lost: 42lbs
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My name is Joan Casey. I live in Stillorgan. I was privileged to be a primary school teacher for thirty years before I joined Hollypark GNS, Foxrock as principal for another eight happy years.I retired in June 2015, sad to be leaving this wonderful school but excited to begin a new phase of my life

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42lbs

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Siobhan Hickey
Foxrock
Weight Lost: 49lbs
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My name is Siobhán Hickey. I live in Foxrock and I work in a GP practice. Last summer I knew I had to do something about my escalating weight. I had joined a number of weight loss programmes in the past and was initially successful but eventually ended up putting the weight back on.

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49lbs

3.5st

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Liz Scaife
Stillorgan
Weight Lost: 66lbs
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The turning point was when I heard two small boys describe me as the “fat lady.” My daughter and I had a look at the Bodyslims website and decided to join up in September 2017. We didn’t know what to expect on the first night, I certainly didn’t think that I would enjoy the experience.

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66lbs

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Ann Nolan
Stepaside
Weight Lost: 56lbs
Sizes dropped: 18-20 to 12-14

My name is Ann Nolan from Stepaside and I work in Insurance. I've lost approx 4 stone with Bodyslims over 3 courses. I am down from a size 18-20 to a 12-14. I started with Bodyslims after seeing the results that my Aunts and Cousin were getting from the Course.

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Jennifer Martin
Project Manager
Weight Lost: 56lbs
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Hi, I’m Jen Martin, a Project Manager living in Sandyford. Oh my goodness - I can’t believe I’ve got here!!!! I have been talking for YEARS about getting slim enough for summer so I could feel “better” about myself when the weather was warm and (just maybe) I could wear clothes that were not about just covering myself up.

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Elaine Willoughby
Loughlinstown
Weight Lost: 77lbs
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My name is Elaine Willoughby and I'm from Loughlinstown. I started my bodyslims journey in January 2017 and have lost 5.5 stone. When I first started the course I thought if I could lose a couple of stone that would be great.

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77lbs

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Alan Miller
Warehouse Team Lead and security manager DiaSorin Ire Ltd
Weight Lost: 98lbs
Sizes dropped: 44 waist to 34 waist

My name is Alan Millar and I live in Tallaght. I work for a Medical Diagnostics Company (DiaSorin Ire LTD) in the Sandyford Area. I am now Warehouse Team Lead and Security Manager (but this wasn't always the case, see below).

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98lbs

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Chris Rees
Driving Instructor
Weight Lost: 70lbs
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My name is Chris Rees . I'm originally from Wales but have been living in Dublin since 1990 and now live in Stillorgan. I'm a driving Instructor and over the last number of years had been on a one way journey of increasing weight.

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Stacey Mulligan
Ballybrack
Weight Lost: 46lbs
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I used the excuse I'v just had a baby' for over a year and a half and at the time I thought that was a reasonable excuse to be the weight I was (to be honest it was just an excuse to make myself feel better).

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46lbs

2.5st 11lbs

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Gerard McDonagh
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process operator
Weight Lost: 70lbs
Sizes dropped: Waist Size 44 is down to 36

I'm Gerard McDonagh from Shankill Co.Dublin. I'm a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process operator. I've lost 5 stone weight. My Waist Size 44 is down to 36 / body size XXXL-(nearly 4XL) down to XL. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bodyslims team for their support and encouragement through out the programme.

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Barry Whelan
Self Employed
Weight Lost: 65lbs
Sizes dropped: 40” waist to 34”

I cannot recommend this course enough. I finished 2 x 10 week Bodyslims courses in March 2017. It is not just about losing weight. It is life changing. All you have to do is what Gerard tells and you will feel and look much better when you complete the course. I did the course with my wife and found it very rewarding.

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65lbs

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Kieran Carrick
CEO of CLOUT Partners Ltd
Weight Lost: 59.2lbs
Sizes dropped: 6 sizes

I'm Kieran Carrick of Foxrock, CEO of CLOUT Partners Ltd my weight lost 59.2 lbs (4 stone 3lb's) in ten weeks sizes dropped 6. I have tried many times over many years to lose weight and get healthy. I learned all about nutrition and the science and psychology but was never able to sustain the effort long enough to make a significant difference and I began to rely on food as an antidote for stress.

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59.2lbs

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Marie Burke
IT QA Manager
Weight Lost: 65lbs
Sizes dropped: size 16/18 to a size 10

I'm Marie Burke living in Blanchardstown and I'm a IT QA Manager weight lost.. 65 lbs or four and a half stone Im down from a size 16/18 to a size 10 Bodyslims is an amazing 10 week programme. Its main focus is on weight loss but I got so so much more than that!

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65lbs

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Darren Higgins
Taxi Driver
Weight Lost:
Sizes dropped: 40 inch waist to 34

I'm Darren Higgins From The Coombe, Dublin 8 and I'm aTaxi Driver. I've lost 5 stone and dropped from a 40 in waist to 34. I had tried tirelessly to find a suitable weight management programme that was right for me.

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Terje Sikkel
Department of Justice
Weight Lost: 60lbs
Sizes dropped: 20 to size 12

When I saw my sister-in-law after only 6 weeks with Bodyslims and the difference in her I decided to give it a go. I can not thank Gerard, Sharon and the rest of the organisers enough for the support and directions. I participated in 2 courses of 10 week programme and lost 60 pounds.

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60lbs

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Sarah Hargaden
Senior Client Director, Kantar Millward Brown
Weight Lost:
Sizes dropped: 18 to a size 10

I wholeheartedly recommend the Body Slims programme. Gerard and his team are amazing and it really works. I have been trying to lose weight since I had my first child, who is now 13 years old, so that is a lot of diets and failure. The Body Slims programme teaches you to approach food differently, empowers you to take control and makes you realise your dreams.

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Caroline Johnston
Manager in Marks & Spencer
Weight Lost: 35lbs
Sizes dropped: 20 to size 12

I joined Bodyslims in January 2017 and lost 35lbs on the programme so far. I was hitting a size 20 in December 2016, and bought my first pair of size 12 jeans last week! I joined the programme after meeting a colleague of mine from M&S Blackrock, Jackie Tracey that I hadn’t seen for a few months and couldn’t believe how slim & fabulous she looked

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35lbs

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Niamh O Rourke
HSE
Weight Lost:
Sizes dropped: 18-20 to size 8

The Bodyslims team made the impossible attainable for me and 6 months on I’m still maintaining it. Thanks again, Niamh

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Rachel Cinnsealach
Teacher
Weight Lost: 50 lbs
Sizes dropped: size 14/16 to size 8/10

Bodyslims is an amazing weight loss programme. It is very different to others. It is a ten week programme. There is a definite time frame in which you will lose weight. Gerard “the weight whisperer” is there with you 100 % of the way. Unlike other programs, he is a motivational speaker, he uses years of research, to motivate people to lose weight

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50lbs

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Ally Kelly
Ballybrack Project Manager
Weight Lost: 70 lbs
Sizes dropped: 3 dress sizes

I joined Bodyslims in January 2017 based upon results I’d seen from people in work and mutual friends. To be honest I didn’t have much hope for myself as I’d always struggled with weight loss and sticking to a certain plan.

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