Helen Collins is walking to lose weight as part of the Clarence Valley Biggest Loser program.
Helen Collins is walking to lose weight as part of the Clarence Valley Biggest Loser program.

Weight's right in walking stakes

IF you want to lose weight and don’t know how to start, perhaps walking could be the solution.

A number of winners (or should that be losers) in the last Clarence Valley Biggest Loser competition, conducted by The Rotary Club of Grafton Midday, claim their great weight loss was due to the amount of walking they did each week.

Mark C was the winner of the men’s section and lost 21 per cent of his starting weight and his wife Helen lost 19 per cent. They credit their success to a strict diet and walking as a team along with the support of their daughter Kathryn.

The family is participating in the competition again this year and Mark, Helen and Kathryn again look like they are on the road to success. They are all walking four-five times a week.

One of the organisers of this year’s competition, Margaret McKenna, said she was doing a lot of walking because she wanted to show people that weight loss could be achieved with little expenditure.

“The bones are aching most nights while my body adjusts but whenever possible I now walk rather than drive the car. I walk across the bridge to many meetings and am finding that the time it takes me to do this is reducing each week,” she said.

“I do wear a portable radio, carry a cloth to wipe the sweat and, of course, a large water bottle. I may not look too glamorous but I am hopeful I will be rewarded.

“I was away for last month’s intermediate weigh-in so I am looking forward to hopping on the scales to measure my progress. The next weigh-in will be at Memorial Park, Prince Street, tomorrow at 4.45pm- 5.30pm or Friday at 7.30am-8am.



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