Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Beating the Weighty Battle

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Beating the Weighty Battle

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Byline: Naomi Hockins

WHILE most people are constantly reminded of their weight-loss wishes when they pass a mirror, Loretta Jaenke did not know how she measured up until she was asked to sit in a wheelchair - which she could not fit in.

"They asked me to sit in it (when she had to go to the hospital) and I couldn't," the vision-impaired Miss Jaenke said.

"The blood pressure thing kept popping off (her arm), so I knew I had to do something."

Miss Jaenke has not only overcome a host of health nightmares, from a brain tumour, brain haemorrhage, epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis and lymphoedema, she has now managed to lose 59kg from her tiny five foot frame.

Now at 61kg, it is no surprise she is an inspiration to her Weight Watchers group.

"They always say how inspirational she is," Miss Jaenke's mother Paulina Teacock, 58, said.

Ms Teacock has been a great supporter of her 35-year-old daughter, and is proud she has managed to reach another vital goal. …

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