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Farndon woman's bid to lose five stone by December to fundraise for the Shire Horse Society

A charity challenge is driving a clinically obese woman to kick-start her life-changing weight-loss journey.

Judith Rak, of Farndon, said raising money for the Shire Horse Society, a charity close to her heart, was the driving force behind her sponsored diet.

Judith Rak.
Judith Rak.

The 43-year-old is aiming to drop from 27 stone to 22 stone by December 29. She has so far lost 24lb.

Judith said as well as losing the weight for her own physical and mental health, having the chance to raise money for the society would drive her on in the toughest moments.

“Dieting for myself was just never enough,” said Judith. “I am so passionate about what they do, and doing it for them is helping motivate me.

“I am not starving myself, or anything extreme. I am following a safe Slimming World plan, and I am changing my eating lifestyle. It is now just a case of keeping the motivation and the society are helping me with their support.”

The charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of the horses.

Judith owns two shire horses and said the fact that she couldn’t ride them due to her weight was upsetting.

She said that it not had been easy to overcome her depression or comfort eating habits, and hoped opening up about her weight would give her another boost.

To follow her progress or find out more, go to her fundraising page at https://gf.me/u/yckjh7

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