Operation Transformation’s Yvonne Keenan Ross doing “brilliant” four months on from end of show
Local Operation Transformation leader Yvonne Keenan Ross insists she is doing “brilliant” four months on from the end of the RTÉ show.
The Carlingford woman was one of the five leaders in this year’s show, losing just under two stone having fallen from 16st 10lbs to 14st 11lbs over the course of the eight weeks that it was on air.
Yesterday the leaders joined Operation Transformation host Kathryn Thomas on the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio with the 48-year-old revealing some big changes in her life.
Yvonne has continued her weight loss journey and revealed she was now down three stone from this time last year.
She also revealed that she didn’t know how stressed and exhausted she was until the show had ended and has since given up her job in the Liberty Café in Carlingford, which she ran with her husband Stephen.
She said: “It wasn’t just the stress of it but I realised after the show that there were a lot of things contributing to the fact that I was unhealthy and overweight and if I went back to working in the café I’d be back to irregular eating and back to throwing half broken scones and cookies into my mouth.
“I just thought no, if I want to change then I have to change everything and that’s what I had to do.”
Yvonne said she still walks four or five times a week with her friends Lorraine and Donna being key motivators to her.
She said she doesn’t walk with a limp anymore, “which is huge” and that she had the confidence to wear a bikini for the first time in more than a decade when she went on holiday recently.
Yvonne also revealed good news for her family with husband Stephen’s scan for cancer coming back all clear last Friday with Yvonne and her son Luke recently completing the Cooley Coast Run.