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Back in December I posted a picture showing me when I was severely obese next to a picture taken at the 2012 Great South Run. Since I started my journey to regain my health in September 2009 I have lost over 5 stone (70 lbs) in weight and I feel fantastic, but today I am feeling naked. Why? Because not only have lost weight, but I have clearly lost inches too and it’s not just my clothes that have become too big, but also my wedding ring and hence I feel naked as it has gone back to the jewellers to be resized BY FOUR RING SIZES!!!

Based on my clothing sizes I have lost approx 10 inches off my waist, 6 inches off my chest and even 4 inches off my neck!

I can’t wait to get my ring back, but will be pleased when it is no longer falling off!

Juicing: Obesity Before and After Picture

The old me in Disney 2006 and the new me earlier this year

2013 Miles in 2013

I am my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as I have been surprised since I started fundraising for the CF Trust just how many people are unaware of this disease and so I hope my efforts will not just raise money, but also awareness of the UK’s most most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The first person to commit to sponsoring my 2013 mile challenge has committed to 1p per mile (£20.13 in total) and this got me thinking. I am hoping that as many as possible of those reading this will commit to do the same and the best thing is, if each person does this on a “pay as you go” type approach all you will need to part with is approx £2 just after each pay day. In January I completed 205.9 miles, so if you can please spare £2.06 to help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust it will be greatly appreciated.

The easiest way to give your sponsorship is to visit my Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/2012-AYearWithoutBeer-CF.

2013 Miles in 2013 – The rules

The rules for my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge are quite simple:

  1. All miles must be completely self powered (no motors, sails, etc)
  2. I must be able to evidence all miles, either via GPS or with a picture of any static gym equipment

To complete my 2013 miles I will be running, cycling, rowing and who knows, I might even try a few other self powered methods along the way.