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The Thinnerman’s story.

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Thanks for all the congratulations messages on my graduation.

I would like to tell you a wee story on how my name came about. Back in September 2019 I was your regular couch potato weighing over 17 stones with blood pressure and cholesterol levels through the roof. I had no choice but to follow my doctors advice and went on a diet. A year later I was 2 stone lighter and set up a NutraCheck app to help me keep track of calories and stuff. I required a user name for the forum. As I was now a bit thinner, paying homage (sort of) to some guy on the chase I was now the Thinnerman.

I now weigh 12 stones, being 5’7” in height I’m not really thin, just thinner.

The arthritis diagnosis pushed me to be a bit more active, now I can run 30 minutes without stopping. I still really can’t believe it to be honest.

To quote an old cliche “if I can do it, anybody can”.

Thanks for listening.

Good luck everybody and all the best🏃🏃🏃

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MissUnderstanding profile image
MissUnderstandingAmbassador

This is such an inspiring read. Congratulations once again to you on finishing c25k, which is just the start of your running journey. Can’t wait to hear about where you go next!

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to MissUnderstanding

thank you

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Instructor57Administrator

great story and very well done !

👏👏👏

I notice you haven't applied for you well deserved graduate badge so I have now pinned it on !

Happy running

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Instructor57

hi, I tried to do it yesterday but must’ve clicked on the wrong link.

Thank you.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to TheThinnerman

haha, no worries 😁👍

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AlMorrAmbassador

Great post from you TheThinnerman, well done on graduating from C25K and being able to run non stop for 30 minutes, a wonderful achievement for you.

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to AlMorr

thank you

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ChannelRunner2Graduate

Thank you for sharing the story behind your username, TheThinnerman ! I've wondered about a few other names on here, so it's nice to read the origin story of one...

And: Congratulations on ALL you've achieved, really, turning your health around! 🥳 That's very inspiring!

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to ChannelRunner2

Hi, thank you very much.

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WillowandSolaGraduate

Really inspiring story

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TheThinnermanGraduate

thanks very much. I have a photo very similar to your profile pic.

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AnnieappleGraduate

Well done!! An inspiring story. You must feel as if you have won the jackpot completing this amazing program & you have! The joy of continuing your 30 min running adventures has just begun.. keep us posted!

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TheThinnermanGraduate

hi, thanks for your reply. So far I’ve only done 30 minutes three times but I’ll certainly keep going.

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Santa_1Graduate

well done and congratulations 🎊

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Santa_1

hi. Thank you.

OldManRunning profile image
OldManRunningGraduate

Congratulations The Thinnerman, I hope to graduate in 3 weeks 😁

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to OldManRunning

thank you. Good luck mate.

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TimeInNatureGraduate

thanks for sharing your story. Congratulations on your graduation 🎉

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to TimeInNature

thank you

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Bumblingalong69

well done to you .. might even inspire me to have another go

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Bumblingalong69

aye go for it, one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done. Still buzzing.

Thanks.

Bumblingalong69 profile image
Bumblingalong69 in reply to TheThinnerman

do you run about in your kilt celebrating? 😊

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Bumblingalong69

no no no. I’ve been married twice in a kilt.

Too mentally scarred to ever wear one again🤣🤣

Bumblingalong69 profile image
Bumblingalong69 in reply to TheThinnerman

ha sorry .. pity really as you have the legs for one now 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Bumblingalong69

I wonder if Pretty Polly are looking for models🤔

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Bumblingalong69 in reply to TheThinnerman

haha ...maybe

seriously you should be very proud of your achievements...i can't motivate myself

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Bumblingalong69

I was the same to start with. Once I got going, I started to enjoy it rather than see it as a chore sort of thing. Now I can’t wait for every other day to come around.

Speaking of legs earlier, I’ve noticed I’ve got a couple of extra muscles. Just above the insides of my knees. 🤷‍♂️

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Bumblingalong69 in reply to TheThinnerman

I have started the c25k so many times and never completed it yet ..

congratulations on your new muscles...are you going to name them ?? 😊

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Bumblingalong69

naw, that would be just daft 🤣

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Bumblingalong69 in reply to TheThinnerman

oh ok

thanks for the chat 🏃‍♂️

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Bumblingalong69

thank , all the best.

Liono profile image
LionoGraduate

Lovely post, I often wonder about usernames on here! Congratulations on your weight loss too - I'm a big fan of Nutracheck as it suits my personality to record every little detail 😂

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Liono

hi. I’m absolutely hooked on the thing, I scan everything 🤷‍♂️

Thank you

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LionoGraduate in reply to TheThinnerman

Ha ha, I think it's quite fun but my husband finds it infuriating 😂

I'm using it to get rid of a spare stone while I'm on the injury couch - hoping that it'll be easier on my ankles when I get back out there 🏃

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Liono

I scan everything before it’s allowed in the supermarket trolley. Drives my wife nuts🤯. Hilarious 🤣

Good luck with your recovery.

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LionoGraduate in reply to TheThinnerman

Ha ha, brilliant, that's a whole new level! 😂

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FreecloudGraduate

Congratulations on both you achievements 👏👏! I did both myself last year and am thinking of marathons next year.

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Freecloud

congratulations to you as well mate.

Suddenly got a sore knee thinking about a marathon. 🤣

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FreecloudGraduate in reply to TheThinnerman

🤣🤣🤣

Runforthedress profile image
RunforthedressGraduate

Amazing!!!

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Runforthedress

thank you

Week7 profile image
Week7Graduate

Congratulations on a brilliant achievement and Inspirational post.

Thanks for sharing

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TheThinnermanGraduate in reply to Week7

thank you very much.

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