Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

How Facebook Picture Made Me Lose 13st ; Keep Fit Fan Is Now Half the Man He Was

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

How Facebook Picture Made Me Lose 13st ; Keep Fit Fan Is Now Half the Man He Was

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AH E A LT H C A R E worker who shed almost half his bodyweight after seeing his photograph on Facebook is backing a campaign to help other people shape up.

Mark Townley, who used to weigh 24 stone, decided to take drastic action when he saw a photo of himself on the social networking site.

Mark, 28, from Hattersley, took himself to the council-run Ken Ward gym in the town the following day and started a strict training regime and healthy eating plan.

Mark was so dedicated that he completely changed his lifestyle, researching training plans and healthy eating regimes.

Three years later he has lost 13 stone.

Mark, a supervisor at Bupa in Bredbury, trains at the gym and plays football for Hyde Athletic each weekend.

And he is now backing a town hall campaign to help get more people in Tameside into shape. …

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