05 Dec '17, 4pm

How 'Big Carl' lost 7 stone to become a marathon runner:

How 'Big Carl' lost 7 stone to become a marathon runner:

When I was nine , in 1995, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour. 
It was successfully operated on,
 but the part of my brain that controls my appetite was damaged. I enjoyed running when I was younger, but I began putting on weight after my surgery. This was partly due to the medication I was on (and still take today) and not quite knowing when I’m full. During my teens and 20s , I became lazy. It didn’t help that my banking job meant I spent long days at my desk. I was terrible at snacking, especially chocolate and crisps from the vending machine. Lunch would often be a pie and mash, followed by a big portion of my mum’s home cooking in the evening. My weight just went up , finally reaching 30st. My GP warned me my health was suffering and I could develop type 2 diabetes or heart problems, but I kept overeating. The turnaround One Sunday morning in August 2014, I decided t...

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