Radio newscaster Teena Gates "didn"t start trying to lose weight until her life was at risk"

Radio newscaster Teena Gates "didn"t start trying to lose weight until her life was at risk"

I broke two chairs just by sitting on them, but I didn’t start trying to lose weight until my life was at risk…

4:53 PM on 31st July 2011

Before the diet: Teena Gates with President Mary McAleese and Martin McAleese shortly before she began to lose weight

Before the diet: Teena Gates with President Mary McAleese and Martin McAleese shortly before she began to lose weight

Putting a brave face: Teena had back pains after a horseriding accident

Putting a brave face: Teenahad back pains after a horseriding accident

Brave new world: Teena shows off her dazzling new figure

Brave new world: Teena shows off her dazzling new figure

Mountain to climb: A much fitter Teena hauling her way up Mount Everest

Mountain to climb: A much fitter Teena hauling her way up Mount Everest