Success Stories

I embraced that this was 100% for life – Helena O’Brien

After Before
Class Coach: Marian Hughes
Class Attended: Shannagolden, Limerick
Start Weight 14st 12.5lbs
Total Wight Loss 4st 10lbs
Now just 10st 2.5lbs
My Story

The gorgeous Helena O’Brien nailed her weight loss when she started really believing she could be the hottie she imagined!  


I’ve battled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I comfort ate and when I left school my weight ballooned quickly.  

I was in my 20’s when  I started my journey of battling with weight loss and diets. I actually accepted that my fate was to be overweight for the rest of my life.  

I met someone and fell madly in love. He had just lost weight and I was at my heaviest and I’m really glad because he fell in love with me for me.  

I joined Unislim shortly after the birth of my third child. I didn’t want to have to buy post-maternity clothes in a size 18 or 20. I refused to accept that this was my new body. I’m really glad at that point I made the decision to join.  

That was June 2016 and by Christmas I had lost almost two stone. I was thrilled with myself but I tried to outsmart the plan by only sticking to it during the week! Of course my weight loss slowed. 

One day my leader spoke to me after class and that day I had my light bulb moment.

I realized I deserved this, I owed it to myself to knuckle down and get to my target. And so I did.  

I embraced that this was 100% for life and I had to enjoy the journey. I really cracked it. I made a few changes and then I lost the last two stone.  

The day that I stood on the scales, I looked at my leader. I was crying and she was crying. I had finally reached my goal weight. That day was up there with having my children in terms of my sense of achievement. 

Not having weight to worry about eases my life, it eliminates that problem that was always there. Life is that bit easier.  When I go out for dinner now I eat what I want but I’m naturally drawn to healthier options now.  

For me going to class is so important. I learn something every time without fail. I always come out great. I feel such a sense of belonging to that class, I’ve made some of my best friends in class.  

The plan is so workable, it’s so easy to do, it’s a lifestyle choice. It’s changed my life 100%. I’ve recently become a Unislim leader, I now run my own class in Dooradoyle, Co.Limerick and I’ve never been happier.  

I got married this summer and have become a leader. I love helping and supporting my new members. I’ve never been happier. I always used to compare myself to others. Now I don’t really care what people think. I’m happy in my own skin. 

Sometimes I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror with no make-up on and think ‘I look alright’. I can’t believe that’s me. Unislim has given me the life I’ve always dreamt about. I’ve truly been set free.  

Now I say to people, visualize yourself as the hottie you know you can be and start believing it!  

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