NOW over the halfway point in Operation Transformation, Edenderry leader, Adrian Brereton, smashed his overall weight target for the television series, three weeks ahead of schedule.
Last week, Adrian weighed 17 stone 4 1/2 pounds and his weekly target was 3 pounds. This week, the 41 year old recorded a weight of 16 stone 13 pounds with a weekly lost of 5 1/2 pounds while his overall target for the entire series was to lose 1 stone 12 pounds, which he also hit this week.
During the weekly weigh in on the John Murray’s show, Adrian actually shed a few tears of joy after the show’s presenter, Kathryn Thomas called out his latest weight and admitted that was ten years since he weighed 16 stone something.
The Edenderry leader also presented one of the show’s experts, Dr Eva with a cd of the song, ‘Goodbye to the Fry’, penned his honour by a local group while a poem, ‘Transformation’, written by Dr Philip Brady, was read out on air.
The poem captures the overwhelming public engagement that has gripped Edenderry since the start of Adrian’s weight loss campaign.
Speaking about his success this week, Adrian enthused that he did “indeed have a good week” with the 5 1/2 pound weight loss and said that he will keep going having reached this “milestone”. “It was a great feeling yesterday morning, getting up on the scales,” he said, adding that he even back swimming for the first time in a decade.
Last week’s show saw expert, Dr Eddie Murphy urged Adrian to try and hit a balance during his weight loss campaign. And, it seems that the 41 year old has taken these words on board. “I have been trying to relax more, trying to find a balance and get it right.”
Adrian did admit that he felt like he had to do this and do that but he discovered this week that this was not the case and found himself relaxing more. “And, the scales told the story this week,” he added.
Simply not satisfied with pushing ahead with his weight loss campaign, Adrian is also using the enthusiasm surrounding his Transformation campaign to help raise funds for a number of worthy cause.
The CD with ‘Goodbye to the Fry’ is now for sale at a cost of €5 with all proceeds going to the Irish Heart Foundation while Adrian also hopes that people will come out and support the forthcoming 10k walk in aid of the Edenderry Schoolboys Soccer club, which takes place on February 11 next at 3pm.
Meanwhile, jubilant at reaching this week’s milestone, Adrian has vowed to keep going for the remaining weeks and to keep the operation transformation on track.