Continued success for our losers

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There was no chance of a Sunday morning lie-in for Portsmouth’s Biggest Losers this week.

The seven News readers taking part in our fitness and weight loss challenge spent the traditional day of rest working up a sweat.

They puffed and panted on the rowing machines and exercise bikes at 24/7 Fitness at Gunwharf Quays for more than an hour.

And as we enter the fourth week of the challenge, they’re all celebrating more weight loss, with everyone losing at least one stone or more.

At the end of eight weeks, the reader who has lost the most weight will take home the Biggest Loser crown plus a bunch of great prizes.

But before they reach that point they’ve got to endure a seriously tough eating plan and a daily exercise regime.

Single dad-of-four Graham Street stormed into an early lead and is still holding on to the top spot on the leader board.

The 47-year-old, from Paulsgrove, has managed to lose an incredible three stone two pounds since the beginning of January.

Senior personal trainer Gary Lockwood says: ‘Graham is clearly sticking to the diet and he’s working really hard in the gym.’

This week’s challenge saw the losers use the exercise machines to either cycle 13 miles to Southampton or row 18,000 metres to the Isle of Wight.

Gary adds: ‘The ladies are, by their own admission, not giving their all to every gym session so I’ve changed the Friday night workout from bodycombat to spinning because they were not putting in enough effort.’

Alena Brice has lost one stone, Mo Snook has lost one stone two pounds, Kayleigh Smith and Louise Smith have both lost one stone three pounds, Sue Lawson has lost one stone and Abi Mercer has lost one stone one pound.