With a whopping seven stone weight loss – one woman is now keen to help locals lose excess weight.

Mags Savage Bell, who recently took over a Weight Watchers (WW) class Killarney, now wants to help others transform their lives.

“Having lost over seven stone I will never look back,” Mags told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Before joining Weight Watchers nothing worked keeping it off but WW was a lifestyle change – not a diet. I never felt deprived as nothing was off plan.”

Mags, who now runs classes in the KDYS Killarney every Tuesday at 9.30am and 6.30pm, joined Weight Watchers many years ago.

And because she never stood on a scales she was left gobsmacked at the numbers staring back at her.

“I promised myself it was going to be the last time I ever say that number,” she said.

She said walking into her first WW class was a little daunting but within minutes was made feel very welcome and at ease.

“Everyone is there for the same reason whether you have seven pounds or seven stone to lose. You get great tips and support from the other members. I very quickly adjusted to the programme. I cooked more, I seemed to be eating more and I started walking a little every day. WW became my way of life and I was loving it.”

After losing the weight she says she will never look back.

“They say the hardest part of having lost weight is maintaining it, but thankfully on the WW plan I have maintained my weight since 2009. It wasn’t always easy but I didn’t let a bad day or a bad weekend throw me. I would just draw a line under it and get back on track.”