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Monday Morning Motivation: Marcus Cook

Large man in a red cycling jersey riding a bike.

This week’s motivation comes courtesy of Marcus Cook, a man who lost half his bodyweight to take part in an iron-distance triathlon. Read more about Marcus Cook: From nearly 500lbs to an Ironman Marcus Cook: Use my finish as your start How Ironman finisher¬†Marcus Cook lost over 250lbs 250lbs later: Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Weightloss transformations

Barefeet stading on digital bathroom scales.

It’s a short post from me today. Just look at this gallery showing 50 amazing weight loss transformations. All fifty of them credit running for their transformation. These Incredible Weight Loss Transformations Will Inspire You to Get Healthy


Monday Morning Motivation: Tom Scheer

Man Standing next to a sign about the 40th anniversary of Ironman.

Tom Scheer is an American who once tipped the scales at 350lbs (over 25 stone/nearly 160kg). On January 1st 2006, he set himself the goal of completing all of the Ironman triathlons in North America and racing in Kona. Scheer completed his first Ironman in Wisconsin in 2007. He qualified Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – John Allaire

John Allaire's weightloss journey in 3 images

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation will hopefully inspire any of you want to lose weight in 2019. John Allaire managed to lose over 300lbs John Allaire shared his story on his (now closed) GoFundMe page. What’s your top tip for anyone who’s hoping to change their life in 2019?  


Friday Five – 5 foods to avoid for a healthier and happier life

It’s the start of the year and if you made any New Year’s Resolutions, it’s likely that one of them related to weight-loss. I couldn’t find any UK statistics, but data from University of Scranton, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology showed that ‘lose weight’ was the #1 new Read more…


A slow start to January

Tamsyn running at Southampton parkrun

I went out for my first run since I had laser eye surgery yesterday. I’ve been desperate to go out for a run. I didn’t want to push too hard and was looking to have a social run, but I didn’t see anyone I knew who was going to be Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Scott Cutshall’s story

Scott Cutshall riding a bike

Scott Cutshall is one man who managed to turn his life around by cycling. Although cycling hasn’t helped me to lose weight, I do believe it has given me confidence. Read Scott’s story: I lost 320lbs riding a bike. Further reading about Scott Cutshall You can read another version of Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Weight loss

Weightloss image - view of forks and their shadows

I’ve blogged a lot about my progress with swimming, cycling and running in the 18 months since I started this blog. However, I don’t blog as often about my weight loss and nutrition. This is because it’s the hardest area of my life for me to tackle. Explore more visuals Read more…


26th May – didn’t quite TWIET

Apple, persimmon, doughnut peach, plum and apricot

I’d intended to TWIET on 26th May, and got as far as taking all of the photos, but for some reason, none of my tweets was sent, so here for your delectation are my meals for that date: Breakfast: 30g porridge oats and some dried pineapple Lunch: 5 cherry tomatoes, Read more…


Should I change my name?

No, not ‘Tamsyn‘ – I like that one – thanks, mum and dad! One issue that I’d like to blog about today is the title of my blog (‘Fat Girl to Ironman’, in case you’d forgotten). A couple of my lovely friends (who are much slimmer than me) – yes, Read more…