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This obese make-up artist lost 140lbs – Interview With Paddy McGurgan – EP 100

In 2020, when Covid-19 ravaged the globe and sent us into a tailspin, many people lost all motivation for keeping up with their health and fitness goals.

But not this very busy, award-winning professional Makeup Artist from Northern Ireland, Paddy McGurgan.

It was now or never.

At over 400 lbs, with Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, on medications, and suddenly thrust into a dangerous pandemic that his body likely wouldn’t be able to handle, Paddy was out of excuses.

With the lockdowns taking his job and giving him much more free time (to his relief), Paddy finally had the time to focus on his health. And although the exhaustion tempted him at every turn, he quickly found a strategy that would help him lose over 140lbs and keep it off.

And it’s the complete opposite of what many people do in their fitness journeys.

Listen in as he candidly shares the turning point to his dramatic weight loss, the thing he knew that had to change if he was going to be successful, and how he does life 140lbs lighter!

We also discuss loose skin, cosmetic work, his gym routine, and his top tips for people just starting their weight loss journey who feel overwhelmed by the fear of failure.

You’re going to gush over this episode (and him)!

Love Kim xo

Podcast Reference List

Paddy’s IG
Makeup Pro Store IG
Makeup Pro Store website


Quotes Used

“Start off at a pace you’re able to sustain. You don’t need anyone’s approval.”

“Losing 30lbs is easy. Keeping 30lbs off? That is the hardest!”

““It doesn’t matter how little sleep you get or no matter how hungover you are, if you have a date with the gym – you f*cking go.”

14 thoughts on “This obese make-up artist lost 140lbs – Interview With Paddy McGurgan – EP 100

  1. Angela Brantley says:

    So much good information here! I love the advice to surround yourself with positivity! I am doing this starting right now!

      • Tanya says:

        Really enjoyed this episode, it’s motivated me to get moving again! Starting off small, with sustainable progress. Thanks for sharing!
        I would love to hear more like this.

        • The Sculpted Vegan says:

          Thanks so much for commenting and for your lovely feedback 😃 ♥️

  2. Candiae Lujan says:

    So inspiring. Such a genuine and warm person that gives me so much hope in my own path of health and wellness. Thank you for having such a treasure of amazing friends. God bless all of you!❤❤

  3. Donna Baxter says:

    This was a great podcast. Very motivating for those struggling with where and how to start their weight loss journey and the time and effort needed to sustain it over a year or more. Paddy looks amazing! He is an inspiration.

  4. Mary says:

    Love Love All Your Podcasts. Thank You. Enjoyed Paddy too

    Need more motivation HELP

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