This time last year (July/August 2009) I was 26 stone and stuck in a rut. Over the rest of the year I started to slowly notice that my trousers were becoming looser. Eventually, just before Christmas I started feeling ill and was drinking (soft drinks) constantly.
I finally bit the bullet on Tuesday 22nd December and went to see my Doctor - who immediately sent me to A&E, where I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, having lost 2 stone. I was told I had to change my life and I did.
I immediately changed my diet (not easy at Christmas) and in January I bought Wii Fit. Soon I was going for walks and joined a gym. I am now working out a couple or a few times a week, walk into town when possible and keep active.
At the end of July 2010 I hit 19 stone, meaning I'd lost 5 stone since Christmas. Was I fat and happy? No. Am I happy now? Yes, and I still have a long way to go.
I had been fat since I was 6 years old, but I'd now say Diabetes was the best thing that ever happened to me - I'd never have lost the weight without it.
Why I want to get in shape
If I don't, I'll die.
- Run a marathon before the decade is out
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Sun 09/08/13 10:03am The local paper have picked up on my efforts now too :) http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Dan-gets-on-his-bike-to-beat-weight-issues-2013...
Sat 08/24/13 06:41am Hi all, Not really posted for a while - I lost my way a little and put four stone (56lbs) back on but have now lost 75% of that so back ...