Charlie's a fatty no more after 8 stone weight loss

Bournemouth Echo: Super slimmer Charlie Bosch with a pair of his old jeans Super slimmer Charlie Bosch with a pair of his old jeans

HE used to be a gym phobe now he’s a fitness fanatic!

For Charlie Bosch has lost nearly eight stone in the space of 45 weeks.

At his heaviest the 45-year-old shift worker from Bearwood, close to the Poole and Bournemouth border, tipped the scales at just over 26 stone.

“I have always been a big guy – I’m 6ft 2ins tall – and I started putting the weight on when I was 16. I just loved food – particularly chocolate – and takeaways.

“I always used to make a joke about my size before anyone else could. But although I tried to laugh about it, inside it hurt.”

Eventually Charlie had enough of people’s comments and decided to take action.

“The final straw was when I went to the canteen at work and when I sat down I realised my stomach was on the table!

“I also needed to buy some new jeans – but the nearest place where I could buy a pair was near London and they cost £100.”

Charlie’s wife was attending a Slimming World group in Kinson run by local consultant Hilla Green so he decided to join her.

“I almost didn’t get out of the car that first time because I felt embarrassed not just for myself, but for my wife too,” he explains.

But despite being the only man in the group Charlie started to enjoy it.

“The support from everyone is great! Being able to share with people who understand what you are going through – physically and emotionally – is a big help.”

Charlie adds: “The only hobby I had before was watching TV as I never felt confident enough to go out and do things. I became more and more withdrawn and I hated myself.

“Since losing the weight I love going out and exercising. I go to the gym at least five times a week – sometimes twice a day. I just wish I’d started this ages ago!”

l Hilla Green runs two Slimming World classes at 7pm on Monday night at Kinson Primary Schoool and also Thursday at 5.30pm, and 7.30pm in Bearwood Community Centre.

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4:07pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Huey says...

Well done for sorting your life and weight out, no one will benefit as much as you and you won't cost the nhs a fortune later on in life.
Bet you feel good now.
Well done for sorting your life and weight out, no one will benefit as much as you and you won't cost the nhs a fortune later on in life. Bet you feel good now. Huey
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7:15pm Wed 16 Jan 13

itsallgammon says...

Well done indeed, Charley, congratulations! You look really fit

There is a current obsession with weight loss. It wouldn't be to sell diets, diet foods, exercise programmes or to justify the existence of Life Style Gurus now would it? Perish the thought, though the industry IS worth several billion pounds a year. Just to see what happened I looked up Charley's BMI, guessing that he is in his early thirties, on the NHS site.

According to that site he isn't a "Fatty" he is obese!!! not even just overweight! Isn't it about time we stopped publishing data that really means nothing to the great majority of the public. Such puesdo science only frightens the gullible
Well done indeed, Charley, congratulations! You look really fit There is a current obsession with weight loss. It wouldn't be to sell diets, diet foods, exercise programmes or to justify the existence of Life Style Gurus now would it? Perish the thought, though the industry IS worth several billion pounds a year. Just to see what happened I looked up Charley's BMI, guessing that he is in his early thirties, on the NHS site. According to that site he isn't a "Fatty" he is obese!!! not even just overweight! Isn't it about time we stopped publishing data that really means nothing to the great majority of the public. Such puesdo science only frightens the gullible itsallgammon
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7:48pm Wed 16 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

If the jeans aren't of sentimental value, could I have 'em.
If the jeans aren't of sentimental value, could I have 'em. l'anglais
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10:24pm Wed 16 Jan 13

ABCD1 says...

Massive well done Charlie. If only alot more men would bite the bullet and turn up to their nearest class.

Such a shame that men don't like the thought of going. We have 4 or 5 men in our group. We have such a laugh and everyone really supports everyone.

Well done again
Massive well done Charlie. If only alot more men would bite the bullet and turn up to their nearest class. Such a shame that men don't like the thought of going. We have 4 or 5 men in our group. We have such a laugh and everyone really supports everyone. Well done again ABCD1
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9:24am Thu 17 Jan 13

jeebuscripes says...

This guy is being applauded because he used to eat too much food. Now he just eats what he needs.

I've never eaten like a greedy pig where is my round of applause?
This guy is being applauded because he used to eat too much food. Now he just eats what he needs. I've never eaten like a greedy pig where is my round of applause? jeebuscripes
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1:40pm Thu 17 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

l'anglais wrote:
If the jeans aren't of sentimental value, could I have 'em.
lol
[quote][p][bold]l'anglais[/bold] wrote: If the jeans aren't of sentimental value, could I have 'em.[/p][/quote]lol scrumpyjack
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5:19am Fri 18 Jan 13

Libby.Vermeulen says...

Dear Charlie,

I am so proud that you embarked on what has been quite a personal journey for you.

I never thought I'd see the day that my "grootboet" (big brother) would become a real "kleinboet" (little brother).

Your family in South Africa are extremely chuffed and we can't wait to see the slimmer you, in person!

Love you loads,
Libby
Dear Charlie, I am so proud that you embarked on what has been quite a personal journey for you. I never thought I'd see the day that my "grootboet" (big brother) would become a real "kleinboet" (little brother). Your family in South Africa are extremely chuffed and we can't wait to see the slimmer you, in person! Love you loads, Libby Libby.Vermeulen
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