Donegal’s inspirational Operation Transformation leader Cathal Gallagher has overcome another tough week on the RTÉ lifestyle show.
The Ballyshannon paramedic (48) was half a pound short of his 4lb weight loss target this week. So far, he has lost an incredible 26lb in 30 days.
Wednesday night’s episode saw presenter Kathryn Thomas heading to Donegal to meet Cathal’s wife Agi, who has had her own challenges on the journey.
Agi and Dietitian Aoife Hearne previously had disagreements on family meal planning, which sparked debate among viewers on social media. Cathal admitted Agi had been hurt by comments and the issue was raised again this week during an off-camera meeting between Kathryn and Agi.
“She is a woman who has the best interest of her family at heart,” Kathryn commented afterwards. Agi agreed to give Aoife another chance following the chat.
Cathal also said his health and fitness journey was motivated by his family. In tearful scenes, he said his efforts were all for Agi and their two-year-old Maja.
“There’s no point doing it if I’m not going to be here for them,” Cathal said.
“I have to do it, I want to do it, and I am doing it.”
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faced his own Operation Transformation test on this week’s show. The Taoiseach, who has just turned 40, was stunned to discover he has a metabolic age of a 53-year-old.
“Surprised to hear that, kinda wondering about the science,” he said immediately afterwards.fTags: