Marathon Bromley man's weight loss
PUBLISHED: 17:04 22 December 2011
A determined dieter has exceeded his target of losing six stones by Christmas - and is ignoring the temptations of mince pies and chocolates as he aims to lose another four stones.
Trevor Holland started his diet and exercise regime in August after his weight rocketed to 26 stone.
He began going to the gym and eating smaller portions and had already lost two and a half stone a month and a half later.
Mr Holland from Burnt Ash Lane in Bromley is documenting his progress in a blog about his battle of the bulge.
The 28-year-old started gaining weight as he struggled with his grief following the death of his father Phil four years ago.
But the artist who paints murals and portraits has now swapped comfort eating for the gym and can now be spotted working out in the gym five times a week and has now lost a quarter of his starting weight.
He said: “It has had a huge impact on my life, on my emotional levels and my well being.”
He added that he had adopted a policy of moderation in his eating habits but added that: “People really don’t want to hear that if you eat a bit better and keep moving you can lose weight.”
He said his weight loss is down to hard work.
Writing on his blog after he recovered from a bout of flu earlier this month he said: “I’m so accustomed to this new lifestyle of mine, that it barely enters my mind any more. I just continue to make sensible decisions with food.”
He added: “I’m still enjoying the exercise and feel the benefits after each and every work out.”
He is planning to have a special festive weigh in on Christmas Eve to see how much he has lost by then.
And he added he was looking forward to Christmas “with some of the trimmings.”
Follow his progress on www.bellyandbrain.blogspot.com.