Goal! The football league that helped me lose five stone

Sick of being overweight and worried about his health, Andy Welch knew it was time for drastic action. Then he stumbled across Man v Fat I have always been overweight. I was 10lb (4.5kg) when I was born and it kind of went from there. I was 10 stone (64kg) by the age of 10, 13st (83kg) at 13 and 16st (102kg) by 16. My age and weight matching was a worry and lasted until I was 21. There were diets along the way. When I was younger, my parents tried various approaches to get me to lose weight gentle persuasion, desperate pleas, even financial bribes. I was referred to a hospital dietitian who had a go, too. When I …