After years of pigging out on sausages and Oreos I lost more than 9st and ran the London MarathonAfter being hooked on cakes and biscuits from childhood, Becs decided to make a change and her incredible transformation was called ‘inspirational’ by Dame Kelly Holmes19:58, 8 JUL 2018Brilliant Becs Hurst turned her life around after shedding 9st and training for the London Marathon Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailBecs Hurst can still recall the shame as her childhood nickname “tree trunk legs” was shouted across the schoolyard by bullies.It sparked a cycle of binge eating particularly sausages and Oreo cookies and crippling anxiety which saw her weight creep up to 22 stone.But now, after losing 9st 2lbs, the last thing Becs is ashamed of is her legs.After all, they’re how she’s completed more than 50 Park Runs and achieved her dream of running the London Marathon in six hours and 19 minutes.Caroline Flack’s trainer reveals how to get a Love Island body for summerShe admits the thought of crossing the finish line earlier this month didn’t always seem possible.Becs, 41, says: “It was undoubtedly one of the best days of my life and the the positivity, was incredible.”Everyone was smiling and helped other runners who were struggling in the heat. I’d wanted to beat six hours, but because of the heat I had to scale it back, which is fine.”Just knowing I’ve done a marathon considering where I was two years, or even one year ago, is unbelievable.”I’m regularly told by colleagues how I’ve inspired them to start running too if I can enjoy it, anyone can.”Obese student goes from ‘granny’ to bikini body after shedding 14 STONE and splashing on surgeryBecs’ weight problem started at an early age when her nan would turn up on her doorstep with biscuits and cakes.”Nan was basically a feeder who took pride in me being ‘healthy’, or to ‘chubby’,” Becs says.”Until I went to college I literally only had one friend, and she went to a different school so I felt so isolated.”At college, Becs was able to start again and made new mates. But she was still eating large amounts of junk food.The bad eating habits had started during childhoodHeartbreakingly, Becs, of West Wickham, South East London, admits she felt she was the last option when it came to meeting men..
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