News

Tinana woman who shed 65kg to star in new commercial

Kelly Reid who lost 64kg has become a national face for Jenny Craig and will be the star of a commercial for the weightloss agency.
Kelly Reid who lost 64kg has become a national face for Jenny Craig and will be the star of a commercial for the weightloss agency. Alistair Brightman

A TINANA woman who lost 64kg has become a national face for Jenny Craig and will be the star of a commercial for the weightloss agency.

Kelly Reid shared her weight loss story with the Fraser Coast Chronicle in November to inspire others in the region - and now she'll be inspiring people around the nation as a weight loss ambassador.

Two years ago Kelly signed up to Jenny Craig. For her the problem wasn't losing weight, but keeping it off.

With the help of her consultant, a new diet and an exercise plan, the weight started dropping off.

Kelly went from weighing 135kg down to 72kg.

Kelly will be part of the weight loss agency's advertising throughout the year, with a behind the scenes glimpse of the day her commercial was shot featured on www.jennycraig.com.au.

With a smile, Kelly holds up an old pair of pants and says she can now fit her entire body into one of the pant legs.

Kelly is also featured on the website's success stories blog.

The blog relates the challenge Kelly faced in losing the weight.

"At my biggest, I would struggle to bend over and tie my shoelaces," she wrote.

"I didn't have a life, I used to sit on the couch and not do anything.

"Being an emotional eater, I would find that whenever I was under stress at home or at work, my instinct was to eat something.

"I realised I had to do something about my weight when a button gave way.

"When it broke off of my cargo pants I went into a store to get the next size up, I frantically looked through every range to find a size larger than 26, but there wasn't one."

With the help of her consultant, a new diet and an exercise plan, the weight started dropping off.

"If I can do it, anyone can do it," Kelly said.

Topics:  fraser coast jenny craig tinana weight loss



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Fraser Coast has global appeal as visitor numbers soar

Patrick Janke from Germany is one of many international travellers who has chosen to visit Fraser Coast on his journey.

Overseas visitor numbers are up 4%.

BAUPLE: Residents say 'bring back the business climate'

Marc Bromet with daughter Yolande, outside the Bauple Macadamia House.

Marc and Yolande Bromet discuss how to put Bauple back on the map.

Intellectual impairment doesn't stop Jayde from goals

Maryborough's Jayde Wood may be intellectually impaired and legally blind, but that doesn't stop him from creating audio music segments for a community radio station.

He is on his way to achieving his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Local Partners

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

Brad Pitt's sons won't see him

Brad Pitt's eldest sons are reportedly "refusing" to see him.

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!