Working as a landlord at multiple pubs can lead to an occupational hazard of late night eating and pint drinking. Read on to find out how Trevor managed to lose weight, with a little help from his MAN v FAT Football coach and teammates…
Name: Trevor Holland
Location: Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk
Club: MAN v FAT Great Yarmouth
Weight lost: 44.4kg (6st 13.9lbs, 97.8lbs)
What was your life like before you joined MAN v FAT Football?
I found it a hard one as didn’t think my size restricted me in my day to day work, but since losing weight I have now felt that it did restrict me in a lot of simple things like energy levels, working alongside people behind the bar and in the kitchen and making time for myself to get fit.
So since losing my weight I have also realised that before joining MAN v FAT I was not happy with my health, size and inability to be able to run about and have fun/play football with my kids.
What made you decide to change?
I went to Mexico on a family holiday and was told I was to fat for the water rides!! It felt like a massive kick in the nuts after finally managing to get time away from work to spend with my family, only to be told that I’d have to sit and watch them doing the activities knowing all the people in the queue are watching.
Being refused this was the start of a massive eye opener for me as I felt like I let my kids down.
What has it been like being a part of your MAN v FAT Football club?
Joining MAN v FAT football has definitely been the turnaround. It gives you a point to aim for at the session and a team that you certainly don’t want to let down.
I feel that playing on a Saturday morning is the reward for sticking to my diet all week and the amazing feeling stepping on the scales that you have lost again motivates you for the next week.
What did you eat before you lost weight?
I always found that it was not necessarily the fact that I was eating the wrong food, it was more about constantly nibbling at work especially when working in the kitchens.
After a long day at work the only thing that is open for quick and easy convenience is a takeaway
What do you eat now?
Breakfast: I always start my day with a banana
Lunch: I will have a chicken salad or a jacket potato
Dinner: I mainly have either chicken/salmon or steak with rice or boiled potatoes & salad or veg
I have found that sometimes it’s not necessarily what you eat, but the way you cook it
How has life changed now you’ve lost weight?
My life has already changed massively, I feel a hell of a lot more active and once again feel great about my presentation.
Only two weeks ago the game of football with my 13-year-old son was a sensational feeling as didn’t think I would ever get the chance to do that again.
The most difficult part about my journey was getting into the right mindset before I started. Once that was in place, the rest just followed.
My next step is to stay motivated and keep on this journey.
I haven’t got a final goal in my head, I just know I still have a long way to where I want to be but I have found it easier by setting small steps and smashing them often as opposed to one big step/goal and getting disappointed if you don’t hit it quick enough
What three things do other fat men need to know about losing weight?
1. Believe in yourself, We can all do it.
2. Every goal is achievable if you set small enough goals to be able to smash them
3. Remember it is only yourself you have to blame for getting fat and yourself that you will let down the most if you don’t lose the weight you wish to.
You’re Prime Minister for the day – what do you do to improve the health of the nation?
Encourage everyone to take part in at least one active event a week