We all know that swimming is a great exercise for your average Joe and Josephine, but it holds a special place in the slightly-congested heart of the fat man for the simple reason that it’s gloriously pain-free on your joints. If you’re carrying a few extra lbs then you’ll know the sweet, crunchy noise that your knees, ankles and, occasionally, your back can make when you go for a run or
Name: Eli Wells (ask him anything on Talk) Height: 6’1″ (185.4 cm) Job: I work from home as a Account Manager. In the evenings I have workout classes that I teach at my church. Age: 36 Location: Austin, Texas. Highest weight: 590 lbs (267.7 kg) Lowest weight: 290 lbs (131.5 kg) Eli – wow. 300lbs is something really impressive and I know that you’ve had a lot of challenges during your weight loss. Let’s start at the
Name: Jeff Craft (ask him anything on Talk) Height: 5’9″ (176 cm) Job: Support Staff for the Wells Library, Indian University, Bloomington Indiana Age: 50 Location: Bloomington, Indiana Highest weight: 350 lbs (158 kg) Lowest weight: 168.4 lbs (76 kg) So Jeff, those before and after pictures tell a story. You look so low in the first one – what was life like at 350lbs? I had shortness of breath, I had joint pain. Worst of all I
The Big Fat Survey is our annual attempt to understand what goes on in the minds of those weird and perplexing readers of MAN v FAT, in other words: you. By answering a few questions about your own weight loss and telling us how we can help you, it means that we can dedicate ourselves to providing the support you need. If that wasn’t incentive enough you can also win Graze
Name: David C (ask him anything on Talk) Height: 5’11” (180.3 cm) Job: Mortgage Broker/ Company Director/ Part-time Musician Age: 53 Location: North London Highest weight: 282 lbs (127.9 kg) Lowest weight: 209 lbs (94.8 kg) Hi David, thanks for joining as an Amazing Loser, I know that as with a lot of our weight loss stories it’s a girl that started your weight loss. That’s right, I became a dad to a new daughter at 50
MAN v FAT editor Andrew Shanahan was asked to discuss men and weight loss on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme. You can hear the interview below, let us know what you think! If you’d like to join a MAN v FAT Club then you simply take our free Health Report and we’ll let you know when a Club starts near you.
Name: Graham Waugh (ask him anything on Talk) Height: 5’11” (180.3 cm) Job: seeking funding to start a gym for the obese and super obese. Age: 45 Location: Luton Highest weight: 728 lbs (330.2 kg) Lowest weight: 280 lbs (127 kg) Hi Grahan, it must feel like a dubious honour being Britain’s fattest man? When they had a programme on the TV about Britain’s fattest man he was around 50 stone and I was 52