End now in sight for weight-loss challenge

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‘Team spirit’ will keep us buoyant on global challenge

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The end is almost in sight for our weight-loss challenge readers.

There are just two more weeks to go before we find out who will be named Portsmouth’s Biggest Loser.

Seven super-slimmers have been competing to see who can lose the most weight in eight weeks.

And as they go into week six they know there’s no gain without pain.

Trainers from local gym 24/7 Fitness have been putting them through their paces since the challenge began.

By the start of week five, dad-of-four Graham Street was holding on to his early lead and showing no signs of slowing down.

The 47-year-old rugby coach started the challenge at 25 stone.

But he’s worked hard to shed more than four stone.

Graham, from Paulsgrove, has been sticking to the strict eating plan and has put in maximum effort at the gym.

He says: ‘I feel really good. My fitness levels have got better and I’ve lost more than five and half inches from my waist.’

The remaining six contestants have also got a lot to feel proud about as they have all lost more than one stone since the challenge began.

Kayleigh Smith has lost 25 pounds, Abi Mercer has lost 23 pounds, Mo Snook has lost 19 pounds, Sue Lawson has lost 18 pounds, Alena Brice has lost 18 pounds and Louise Smith has lost 20 pounds.

On Sunday they will take part in their next fitness challenge – an It’s A Knockout-style session around a soft play centre in Portsmouth.