22 Jan Meet Patrick: MAN v FAT Hastings Coach!
We’ve been lucky enough to sit down with local legend, Patrick! Not only is he able to tell us how it feels to be a MAN v FAT participant, he’s now Coach of our very own Hastings League!
How did you first hear about the Football Leagues?
Watching Food Unwrapped on channel 4, they did a piece on Man V Fat Football. Then saw another one on the One Show.
What made you sign up?
I wanted to lose weight but kept putting it off, then saw that it was free for the first season so thought “what have I got to lose!”
What advice would you give to Gents considering starting?
Do it! It’s a good laugh and a good way of making you keep on top of the weight loss as you get bonus goals for your team just for losing weight!
How much weight have you lost?
I started in February 2019 at 199.8kg and by the end of my second season (28 weeks in total) I weigh 149.8kg. So lost 50kg in that time. Since then I’ve dropped down to 140kg.
Did you do any exercise or follow a diet alongside Man V Fat?
The first 14 week season, I did Man V Fat and completely changed my diet. Then once I’d lost a lot of weight and slowly started to get a little fitter, I had the confidence to start going to the gym. Which then meant I got even fitter!
Now I mountain bike, swim or gym most days and I love it!
Taking part in Man V Fat has helped so much with my self confidence as well as the weight lost. And I’m now Coach of my own league, I can focus on trying to help others lose weight and enjoy Football.