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I LOST 220KG

Postby charlie_walduck » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:56 pm

I was born in Barrow-in-Furness, UK in 1968. I had a fairly happy childhood, my family never had much in terms of money, but mum and dad made sure that we went without anything and that good food was always on the table (a bit too much sometimes!). At the age of 11, when I started secondary school I was constantly tempted by the pie shops and café’s that he needed to walk past to get there from his home. All the money from my paper round went on snacks. When I was about 16 I lost a lot of his puppy fat gained from my early teens and was quite slender for a while but it did not last! (it lasted about 3 weeks) The problem was I started to work at a holiday camp during the summer months – and all of my money earned went on food. I remember my dad telling me that I would get very big if I did not cut back, on this occasion I wish I had listened, by the age of 18 my weight was at around 25 stones.
In 1988 I moved to Manchester and started at Manchester polytechnic studying a degree in Economics. I enjoyed the course as well as the freedom to eat what I liked, when I liked and eat I did! In 1990 I moved in with a friend and decided to lose some weight. At this point I weighed about 28 stone and within around six months I managed to get down to 18 stone. By the time I graduated I looked and felt great. However, my low confidence coupled with low self esteem saw me fall into a dead end job and a cycle of binge eating and depression. The years that followed saw the weight continue to pile on and despite spells of weight loss I would always put it back on and more. By January 2003, I most probably weighed in excess of 50 stones and it was getting hard for me to hold down my job as a bingo caller. At this point I promised my mum, that I would lose weight and did manage to lose some but as soon as my ulcerated legs healed I returned to what I knew best eating. It was my best friend, it asked no questions of me and made no demands. In August 2003, my best friend Lucy Horan fearing for my life wrote to ITV’s This Morning asking for help. In February 2004 I met with Dr Chris Steele from ITV’s This Morning and together we started a fantastic journey together. Dr Chris and I worked together on a simple weight loss programme based on a low fat and light moderate exercise. When I first met with Dr Chris I weighed 44 stones and 2 pounds. “You need to be about 13 and half stone for your height, but we know you won’t be able to do that” said Dr Chris. Even the most optimistic person would not predict that within a year I would have lost over 20 stones (a UK record) and in just over two years be running the London Marathon and reaching a goal weight of 13 and a half stones.

I has managed to keep the weight off for the past 2 years (it has been a really challenge and sometimes very testing and I am now looking forward to new opportunities my come his way.

You might be wondering why I am posting this on an Australian website .. well i am actually in Australia (in Mudgee) at the moment and trying to help encourage and support others in weight loss by telling my story.
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby JP1 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:54 pm

well done mate.. congratulations.. hope you enjoy your time in Oz 8)
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby soon2bayummymummy » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:29 pm

wow thats amazing congrats.
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby charlie_walduck » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:11 pm

Thanks for the nice comments and i am enjoying myself here in Oz .. it is just nice to be able to travel to be honest with you.
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby electrongirl » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:55 pm

AMAZING! I have read about your journey and seen a video! WOW! You have done so well!

Hope your enjoying your time in Oz!!
Nikki - Aussie girl living in the USA with her soul mate. My blog: http://aus2usa.blogspot.com/

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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby shelbel » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:51 pm

I think ive seen you posting on the biggest loser forums! :D

Well done, what a great achievement!
Highest Weight - 93kgs
Current Weight - 68.3kgs
Goal Weight - 65kgs

The wise man Stephen King once said - The only way to go on, is to go on. To say 'i can do this' even when you know you cant

You'll find me in the almost there section :)
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby Moomoo » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:55 pm

I'm from the UK too, now living over here (been here 2 years) Excellent work with the weight loss. It is great to hear such great sucess stories! Hope you enjoy Australia as much as me!
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby kittykat84 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:25 am

I think I saw you on A current affair or something similar. I remember them saying you were in Aus - hope you are having a wonderful time! COngratulations all your hard work paid off!
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:18 pm

Well done! Fantastic effort!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby James » Thu May 29, 2008 11:04 pm

Thanks for sharing your remarkable story.
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Re: I LOST 220KG

Postby James » Thu May 29, 2008 11:06 pm

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