Our TC Health Challenge participants are entering week nine. Today, we check in to now two of them are progressing:
“Things are really going great!” Spitfyre, 37, said this week.
She has lost 35 pounds over the first eight weeks of the 12-week Times Colonist Health Challenge and says she feels “amazing.”
She has more energy and now enjoys walking the beach with her husband and their dog, “and I’ll run up the stairs. I’m going way farther than I thought I would.”
Spitfyre has stuck to the rules on diet and exercise and now feels she’s in the groove: “It’s really a total lifetstyle change where it doesn’t feel good if I don’t eat the right combination of foods at the right times.”
Robinson ran a five-kilometre race in Esquimalt on Saturday, and enjoyed the cheers of people who recognized him from Times Colonist stories on the Health Challenge.
He finished in 54:39, beating his treadmill time over the same distance.
“It was awesome,” said Robinson, who is 39 years old and began the challenge at 494 pounds.
His trainer has told him not to weigh in for a while, but Robinson estimates he has dropped three or four sizes in his clothes.
“I’m feeling constantly tired but it’s a good tired,” he said.
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