Who’s the daddy for slimming?

Mark Ellison with son Thomas after losing six stones

Mark Ellison with son Thomas after losing six stones

0
Have your say

He’s half the dad he would have been – just in time for Father’s Day!

Super slimmer Mark Ellison has shed six stone in less than a year after discovering he was to become a dad.

The team leader for Aviva has dropped from 22 stone to 16 and is now looking forward to marking the first of many Father’s Days with three-month-old son Thomas.

Mark, of Francis Grove, High Green, Sheffield, said: “When I found out that I was going to be a dad last June it was important for me to lose weight.

“I was going to be a dad but I weighed 22 stone which is morbidly obese.

“I needed to do something for my own health and make sure I was going to be around for a few years.

“It spurred me on to do it.”

Mark, aged 35, and 33-year-old wife Katherine discovered their happy news last June just before they went away to mark their one-year wedding anniversary.

The day they came back, Mark joined High Green Weight Watchers meetings every Wednesday night and took up running in a bid to slim down.

And by the time Thomas made his arrival in March, the new dad already had a whole new wardrobe.

Mark, who wants to lose another two stone to reach his ideal weight, said the weight-loss plan had worked for him ‘straight away’.

He said: “I’m chuffed about celebrating Father’s Day.

“It’s one of those feelings I never thought I would have,

“I wouldn’t have enjoyed as much without this new lease of life.

“Losing the weight has done so much for my confidence and has given me a lot of energy – which I’ll probably need when Thomas gets older.

“I think I’ll need it even more when I’m running around the park with him in the future.”

Back to the top of the page