Congratulations Caroline, you’ve won a place in the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

Last week on my site, I Quit Sugar gave away one place in the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program starting August 26. My site and the I Quit Sugar Facebook page were flooded with entries, and the IQS team and I have been really touched by everyone’s stories. Thank you to all of you who shared.

There can be but one winner, and so…

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

…without further ado, congratulations to Caroline Teahan who has won a place in the 8-Week Program.

Caroline shared: I would love to do this program in honour of my Dad, Charlie, who passed away in March. I was 34 weeks pregnant with our 4th child at the time and made a terribly hard decision not to travel back home to Ireland (from Australia) for his funeral. Fortunately, I had made a short trip back on my own in January when we knew his end was near. He suffered from a number of largely preventable diseases including diabetes, gout, kidney issues, thyroid issues and heart disease. I was shocked to see how many tablets he had to take every day. Before I left, Dad promised me that he would keep doing the daily exercises that the physio had assigned him to keep his heart and kidneys functioning. I made out a chart for him to record when he did them. He honoured this commitment which extended his life long enough to enable 2 of my sisters (one lives in the USA and the other in the UK) to each spend a week with him before he suffered a stroke. Whilst sitting in the departure lounge waiting for the return flight back to Oz, I made a promise to live the healthiest way possible and be a good, healthy role model for my children. Now that my youngest daughter is 10 weeks old and sleeping through the nights, I am ready to honour that promise by doing this program. This will be for you Dad. C x

If you’re considering doing the 8-Week Program yourself, you can find out about it here.
And if you’d like to sign up you can do so here.

See you on the flip side, Caroline!



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  • Emily

    Such a worthy winner, much luck to you xx


  • Paleo Diet Food

    Thanks for the post “Congratulations Caroline, you’ve won a place in the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program”. I found it very helpful and expect other will find it useful too.


  • Kate

    Very sorry for your loss Caroline and big congrats on the ‘win’. I hope this IQS experience is a meaningful and rewarding one for you and your lovely family. I’ve been doing it for a few months now and absolutely love it. Good luck to you and fellow IQSers :)


  • Bridget

    Congrats, Caroline! And Sarah, in case you didn’t know, Shauna from the “Gluten-Free Girl” blog gave your blog and cookbook a shoutout on her site – it’s right at the end. Cool story from her too!


  • Lilapud

    Good luck Caroline. And I’m sorry for your trouble, it must have been devastating for you not being able to get on that plane. So lucky you had the time with him. Very moving story and I can’t write this without the tears pouring down my face as I know I’ll be making that journey myself someday hopefully in the distant future.
    Wishing you transcendence from the sugary stuff that was (and is still) such a huge part of Irish life … waaaaay too much good chocolate back there!!
    You won’t know yourself! Enjoy the ride and tóg go bog é!
    Slán agus sláinte,
    Li, xo


  • Jessica Nazarali – Blog Coach

    Congrats Caroline! I’m sure the program will be AMAZING!