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The mayhem of Christmas is over, the kids are back at school where they belong, we are stony broke and the gym is a distant memory!
So, who’s ready for the ‘New Year, New Me’ promises? Those vows to lose a stone, take up meditation and become a better person? Nah, me neither, January is a bad time to start anything!
But, while I continue with my bad old ways, I still like to read about those people who are much more motivated than me And in this month’s Local Women we are showcasing one such lady who lost a staggering six stone in one year. Last Christmas Fiona Whyte from Coagh was in despair over her weight gain and couldn’t bear to look at photos of herself.
Fast forward one year and the young mum is slim and looking better than ever thanks to a dedicated diet and exercise plan.
And then there is Sonya McAllister from Randalstown who has shed a massive nine stone.
Since the birth of her children, the mum- of-three felt the weight creeping on, but through sheer determination she has lost an incredible amount of weight and has had so much success with dieting and healthy eating that she has started her own slimming club.
And over in Upperlands, Jacqueline McGonigle is also putting her best foot forward for the New Year. She’s recently taken up running and is encouraging other women to get involved in the Red Dress Run in February in aid of the NI Chest, Heart and Stroke Society – so come on ladies, pull on those trainers.
This month we have lots of local weddings for you to browse. So, whether you are looking for love in 2018 – or like me you just love looking at the gorgeous dresses – check out our stunning brides...oh and grooms too of course!
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I hope you enjoy reading our new magazine - and I hope you have a wonderful New Year – and let’s all make a resolution not to make too many resolutions.
Until next month.
This month's highlights
It’s an exciting time for women’s rugby as local ladies give it a try!
When her husband Nigel was suddenly diagnosed with blockages in his heart, Upperlands mum Jacqueline McGonigle was motivated to take up running – and now she is urging women to join The Red Dress Run in aid of the NI Chest Heart and Stroke Society.
Out & About
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