Twenty-six stone Bromley man does 10 stone challenge
A morbidly obese man has embarked on a weight-loss marathon to lose 10 stone.
Trevor Holland has already shed an incredible two-and-a-half stone since beginning his task on August 8 – when he weighed 26 stone.
He is charting his journey via a blog which he hopes will make it easier for him to stick to his plan.
The 28-year-old, who admits he could spend £40 on a Chinese takeaway for himself while “eating two tubs of Pringles for starters” has swapped his life of sluggishness for gym power sessions.
“I was stuffing my face twenty-four-seven,” he said. “One day I looked in the mirror and it was almost a surprise. The penny dropped. I couldn’t believe what had happened.
“I was eating because I was unhappy and unhappy because I was eating. I decided from that moment to change.
“I was sick of feeling like I had the body of an old man.”
Mr Holland, of Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, became depressed after his father Phil died four years ago. He turned to comfort-eating as a way to deal with his grief.
But he says he is now “taking control” and losing weight sensibly with healthy eating and exercise’.
He said: “My first session at the gym was horrific. I was still in the mindset of what I could do in my early 20s but my body felt differently. I go about five times a week now.
“My energy levels have improved massively. I am even walking differently. I walk with my head high.”
The artist, who was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder earlier this year, says he has had huge support from his friends and family.
“This is symbolic. My biggest problem has always been procrastination,” he said.
“It’s the tomorrow that never happens. There are 100 projects behind me which I’ve started and never finished. But if I can do this then I can do anything.”
To read Mr Holland’s blog visit www.bellyandbrain.blogspot.com.