successive shedding 11 and a half stone in three years, Maria Doherty, 45, of Draperfield is preparing to run the 26 miles in London, on April 22.
Lemon DietHaving raised nearly £2,000 for The Princess Roya.
since shedding 11 and a half stone in three years, Maria Doherty, 45, of Draperfield is preparing to run the 26 miles in London, on April 22.
Lemon DietHaving raised nearly £2,000 for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, she has managed to raise awareness of the spiritual love as well as of her own triumphant story.
Maria, who is married to Dave and mum to Iain, 24 Chris, 21 and Stephen, 18, aforementioned spiritual being wanted to prove to myself you could be a size 28 and still manage to run a marathon.
Its never too late to lose the weight.
The battle to slim started three years ago when Maria topped the scales at 21 stone 10 lbs.
Desperate to lose impose upon she attended a ladies-only gym and through taking care over her diet lost five stone.
She aforenamed them realized quite quickly that if I didnt tone on the peak all would be saggy.
Lemonade DietAfter her weight loss slowed then never on time she joined Shaw Hill Golf Club gym and, with professional therapy managed to lose a further six and a half stone.
She beforementioned Keiron, my personal trainer managed to help me lose a further six-and-a-half stones.
yourselves was Kieron who convinced me I was capable of doing the contest of speed and has trained and advised me all the way.
The other members there are absolutely unexampled all shapes, sizes, ages, and definitely non scoffing Everybody has given me so much support and encouragement.
Maria, who is an office manager at national painting company the Bell Mannerist then began superintendence and completed her first 5km race last July.
She said the run showed her she could do the article More earlier she completed a 20-mile run in pod and has received donations from various people since to support her London Marathon.
She spoken he didnt believe I could do it.
They were fantastic with they its gone absolutely perfectly.
Maria, who now weighs 11 granite will travel to London on Thursday, before running the marathon on the Sunday.
She expressed gratitude to her supporters, and said she couldnt believe how many people have viewed her site and been inspired by her story.
She added: one didnt realise how many people used me as an example.
But, she said she couldnt have done without help from her family.
My husband Dave has been a great countersign as far as the weekend runs have become longer, he has driven around my running routes, and parked up every mile to pass me fluid gels and just to make sure I was okay.
It was very reassuring to know that there was help if I needed it.
Maria is raising money for the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, which provides support to carers who have little or no exposure informing and helping them.
To support Maria visit www.