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Weigh to go as young man sheds pounds for charity

John Woodiwiss, who is taking part in the Rennie Grove Hospice Care Biggest Loser event

John Woodiwiss, who is taking part in the Rennie Grove Hospice Care Biggest Loser event

An office worker is aiming to lose at least four stone in just 18 weeks for a charity weight-loss competition.

John Woodiwiss, 24, is taking part in the Rennie Grove Hospice Biggest Loser based at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre - one of three participating gyms - and is feeling positive about his chances.

He said: “We are in a fresh new year, I have a job that I’m happy with and I can’t wait to see were I go with it.

“This summer, I’ll be where I want to be weight-wise. I’m not saying I’ll be Ryan Gosling by June but I’ll give it a go!”

Former Quarrendon School pupil John, who weighs 18 and a half stone, will have his progress tracked every Monday before a fitness session at the Fairford Leys gym.

John, who lives in Quarrendon, overcame bullying at school but during a difficult few years his weight peaked at 22 stone.

He said: “It wasn’t until only two years ago, I realised what I had done to myself and how big I had got.

“I went to school, came home, ate, then went to bed. I lost my first few stone just trying to eat healthily and not pigging out like I used to.”

To sponsor John and help him reach his £500 target, visit www.justgiving.com/john-woodiwiss1

 

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