Amazing Loser Anthony Winstone
Following a serious knee injury, Anthony was faced with an uphill battle with a lengthy 18 month recovery period which lead to serious weight gain. Read on to find out how he used it to spur him on to lose weight, with a little help from his MAN v FAT Football teammates…
Name: Anthony Winstone
Weight lost: 16.4kg (2st 8.1lbs, 36.1lbs)
What was your life like before you joined MAN v FAT Football?
My life was pretty good, just started my dream job as a mortgage advisor, had great family around me, a beautiful daughter. What more could a man ask for!
What made you decide to change?
I was worried about the side effects of being obese. My daughter is only 2 years old and I felt she deserved better than a Dad that gets out of breath on the walk to the park (yet alone having enough energy to actually play with and chase her. Deep down, I wasn’t happy with how I looked and felt I could do better.
What has it been like being a part of your MAN v FAT Football club?
I play for the mighty Olympic Mayonnaise in Chatham. It’s such a great group of lads. It’s 100% one of the main reasons I’ve had the success I’ve had, because I hate letting people down. It was hard to get back into the swing of things, but trust me, give it 3 weeks and you’ll think you’re Messi.
How has life changed now you’ve lost weight?
I have so much more energy! Clothes that never used to fit me now do, and I’ve gained so much self-confidence.
I’m aiming to get down to that 18st mark so I can drive a Ferrari!
What three things do other fat men need to know about losing weight?
1. 75% of weight loss is what you eat, so put a massive focus on it.
2. Drink plenty of water as it really does help.
3. Join MAN v FAT Football!