Derwen College teacher Teresa Richards, from Oswestry, is three weeks into a weight loss challenge to raise funds for Derwen College’s Agnes Hunt Village project – and progress is well on target.
Teresa is aiming to lose 4 stone in weight and so far has lost 8lbs. It’s not been easy for Teresa, who is best know for supervising hospitality students in their work placements at Gobowen’s Station Cafe.
“Believe me when I say it’s been tough going trying to eat healthily and avoid alcohol,” she said.
“You’ll be pleased to know that I’m sticking to it though and I’m making slow but steady progress! My starting point was 14st 5lbs and today stands at 13st 11lbs (8lbs). I have aimed to do this slowly, so a steady 1lb loss each week is the perfect target I’ve set.”
Eating healthy and taking more exercise has been the key to Teresa’s success so far.
“I’m staying off cakes, sweets and chocolate. And have had three drinks of alcohol in the last 6 weeks – this is my toughest challenge as I love a drink and catch up with my friends.”
“I started walking every day around 6,000 steps on average, but this is now around 12,000 steps a day. I have really enjoyed all the walking I’ve been doing. Its good for my fitness, but it is good for the mind and soul too!” she added.
Teresa has raised £126 and is aiming to raise £500 for Derwen College. You can support her challenge here.