Richard, 61: lost 25 lbs and 5% bodyfat

Starting weight: 14 Stone 4 lbs Waist size: 40.5”
Current weight: 12 Stone 7 lbs Waist size: 36″

r-grayRichard’s story: “Since my early forties I’ve struggled to maintain my weight at a reasonable level, which for me is south of 13st, despite exercising regularly and eating what I considered a sensible diet.

About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with a large tumour in my left thigh. Following the surgery running was no longer possible. Running with Ilkley Harriers, as I had for 20 years, was the love of my life. No longer being able to run was a massive loss to me. In addition I suspected that without the running there was the potential for further weight gain.

When I got myself moving again some 2 or 3 months after the op I went to the gym around 2 to 3 times a week and continued with an hour or two of cycling at the weekends, weather permitting. Despite my best efforts with exercise and being mindful of what I was eating I very gradually put on weight. By May of this year [2010] my weight peaked at an all time high of 14st. 4lbs. All very frustrating…

…Over the three months I’ve lost 25 lbs whilst at the same time by and large still enjoying my food. It’s proved to be an interesting experiment for me and I’m now where I wanted to be weight wise, although it’s taken me 20 years to get here!”