Jen Hirst before her weight loss. Picture: JEN HIRST Archant A woman who struggled with her weight all her adult life has overcome her problems so successfully she is now teaching others how to shed the pounds. Jen Hirst after her weight loss. Picture: JEN HIRSTJen Hirst, from Ipswich, said she “found a world of junk and convenience food” after leaving home, saying that: “Despite the occasional efforts of joining a gym and fad diets, that left me hangry. “I would always find an excuse to give up.”MORE: Mum helps slimmers lose 126stoneMrs Hirst’s hypothyroidism, which can cause weight gain, did not help - although she said: “There is no real evidence to support hypothyroidism’s contribution to obesity.”Being pregnant also did not help, with Mrs Hirst saying: “Shortly afterwards I became pregnant and took ‘eating for two’ very seriously.“Throughout my pregnancy and early motherhood my eating habits spiralled … [Read more...] about Diets left me ‘hangry’ but now I’m full of energy, says slimmer now helping others lose weight
Will running help me lose weight
Growing up, I was a very heavy kid. I wasn’t active at all. In high school, I would lose weight and gain it all back. About two and a half years ago, I was considered obese on the BMI scale. I started on a diet, and I lost weight in a healthy way, but it made me want to lose more and more. Image was part of it—I worked in fashion, and I didn’t want to feel insecure about my weight in that environment. Although I had started my journey wanting to feel better about myself, I soon became addicted to seeing that number on the scale go down each week. Wanting to Get Smaller and SmallerI kept setting new goals for myself. Can I get to this certain weight? I’m 5’6” and my final goal weight was 99 pounds. I didn’t realize it at the time, but getting smaller gave me validation. I was doing anything to lose weight, and started some unhealthy behaviors along the way. My weight dropped pretty low, and my family was starting to notice. We don’t really … [Read more...] about ‘I Was Obsessed With Losing Weight. Running Helped Me Love My Body Again’
Video PUBLISHED: 10:22 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:34 26 February 2019 Lynne Mortimer Paul Fisk and wife Allie Catchpole-Fisk who, undertook the Onelife Suffolk 12 week weight loss programme. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant Ipswich couple Allie and Paul reveal how a Suffolk County Council initiative has improved their health and set them on the path to weight loss. I meet Allie Catchpole-Fisk and Paul Fisk in the Ipswich art gallery and emporium that salutes that 50s and 60s.The artistic director of Subterranean Boulevard in St Peter’s Street, Paul arrives with a box full of books, He is gradually ferrying in a 2,000-book library which will soon be on the shelves in the gallery.While they may have gained a lot of books, the couple, who married in 2016, have also lost a lot of weight - three stone each. And it has taken them just five months. Last year, Allie and Paul made the decision they needed a change of lifestyle and that they would do … [Read more...] about Could OneLife Suffolk help you lose weight for good?
Name: Rob NestleAge: 39Occupation: SalesHometown: Fort Gratiot, MichiganStart Weight: 256 poundsEnd Weight: 197 poundsTime Running: 1 yearI lacked exercise in my life. At my heaviest, my weight got up to 256 pounds. I was into the too-busy-to-work-out routine, and didn’t exactly make the best decisions with my eating habits, either.But I never realized it until my wife talked me into making a doctor’s appointment in late 2017 because I was having frequent heartburn. As you can guess, my doctor suggested that I start dieting and exercising. That was the first time I realized I needed to lose weight. So, I decided to do just that. Since it was close to New Year’s, I set the date to begin my workouts that first day of 2018. I didn’t think that it was too much of a stretch to set my goal for my weight loss for the year at 60 pounds. That was five pounds a month. It sounded doable, so I gave it a go. That’s when I found running. I chose it because it was … [Read more...] about ‘My New Year’s Running Resolution Helped Me Lose 59 Pounds’
Name: Jim CormierAge: 60Occupation: Semi-RetiredHometown: Colleyville, TexasStart Weight: 195 poundsEnd Weight: 158 poundsTime Running: 3 and a half yearsThe first time I decided to run was for Lent in 2015. I wasn’t what you would call obese by any stretch of the imagination, but I was in fact overweight at 195 pounds on a 5-foot-10 frame. I did absolutely zero aerobic exercising. What I did do was walk the dogs and play golf (in a cart). Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Weight has long been a problem for me. I would say from age 9 or so I started to get heavier. I think the term back then was “husky.” Prior to now, I would say I spent most of my life minimally 20 to 40 pounds overweight. The problem was I ate for comfort. My diet really wasn’t that bad, though. I ate fish, salads, and lean meats, but the biggest problem I had was always consuming more calories than I was burning. I finally realized this after getting into running. Lent was approaching, … [Read more...] about How This Guy’s Starbucks Run Helped Him Lose 37 Pounds