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Man loses 13.5 stone and reaches final of national weight loss contest

A man from Lancashire has lost 13-and-a-half stone and reached the final ten of a national weight loss competition.

Tim Barnacle used to weigh 33-and-a-half stone but lost the weight gradually over two years, the Southport Visiter reports.

The Viking enthusiast’s initial motivation was to be slim enough to fit in a longboat he bought from a craft shop and sail it across the lakes and rivers of the UK.

His determination made him something of a star at his local slimming club and he was nominated for the organisation’s national size-shrinking contest.

Last week, Tim travelled to London and came 7th overall in the Greatest Loser competition.

“Tim has a big appetite and our programme allowed him to eat as much as he wanted with the key being healthier foods,” Linda Duncan, who organises the slimming meetings that Tim attended, told the newspaper.

Last month, the Mirror reported that a woman from Yorkshire had lost six stone after being taunted about her weight at work.

Anne-Marie Marshall said that the unpleasant comments gave her the motivation to start eating a healthier diet and shed the extra pounds.

How are you planning on reaching your weight loss goals?

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7 May
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3 thoughts on “Man loses 13.5 stone and reaches final of national weight loss contest”

  1. Brie says:

    Congratulations Tim, that’s a great amount of weight you have lost. I wish you the very best of luck in the future.

  2. Marion O'Connell says:

    Oh I forgot to comment on how well Ann-Marie has done losing all that weight too. You should be very proud of yourself. I know unpleasant comments can be just what we need to give us the motivation to bring back our confidence and have an overall happier and healthier life.
    Well done Ann-Marie!

  3. Marion O'Connell says:

    Congraulations to Tim!! I am sure it feels fantastic to come 7th, but I think the biggest and most pleasurable acheivement is losing all that weight.
    Good luck for the future Tim if you read this and keep up the hard work. I love success stories 🙂

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