Clane woman, Sarah Bourke loses remarkable six stone eleven pounds

A remarkable journey recalled

Niamh O'Donoghue

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Clane woman, Sarah Bourke loses remarkable six stone eleven pounds

Sarah Bourke before and after her amazing weight loss

Clane’s Sarah Bourke takes a look back on her incredible weight loss journey, which resulted her losing six stone and 11lbs.

“They say you should never look back, unless its to see just how far you've come. Well now as I look back and do just that I can remember the emotions of February 28 2015, the night before I walked through the door to Unislim Naas and met my leader Ann Maire Sheehan for the very first time,” she said.  

“That morning I stepped on the scales and the numbers 17st 4lbs flashed back at me, I was shocked, upset but also determined the never see those numbers again! I got fantastic support from my leader and class members, as the weeks and months went by the lbs dropped, the stones dropped. 

“I began to live my live again, I truly discovered who I am, not just the mum, wife, daughter, sister but now I was Sarah. I was loving life, I was out walking, going to dance classes and planning the wedding of my dreams, that dream dress would fit I was sure of it. 

“Myself and my partner had a church wedding on July 1 surrounded by family and friends, I wore my dream dress in a size 12, a long way from the size 26 that I began my weight loss journey at. I have since become a leader for Unislim here in Clane were I live with my family and my members are doing fantastic, I'm extremely proud of each one of my members and I certainly understand the journey.”