Woman sheds half of her weight after being denied ride on roller coaster

Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:00 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

A 300-pound woman shed half her body weight after being told she was too fat to ride Colossus at Thorpe Park. Admin assistant Kirsty Mewett immediately pledged to slim down and eventually lost half of the weight by ditching takeaways and hitting the gym.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:01 AM
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Go find the "F'ing short version" of The Big Lebowski" for profanity amusement.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:42 AM
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Or the made for TV version.

"See what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!?"

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:32 PM

South Beach Diet.

It works WONDERS!

I've gone DOWN one size since the fourth of July, and expect to be down another size come the Holidays. Looks like I'll be having A LOT of soup during the Holidays. What the heck, you play, you pay!

Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:54 AM

I am down 20% in body mass from April 6th down from 286 to 226 and still going...My target is 210. All by counting calories at Sparkpeople.com .

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Monday, September 23, 2013 1:31 PM
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"South Bronx Paradise, baby!" - Carl B.

"Ummm, Carl, that says 'South Bronx Parasite!'" - Frylock

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:11 AM

I've gone DOWN one size since the fourth of July...

POSTS with capitalized WORDS remind me of Mr. D from DARIA. I can't believe that was 15 YEARS ago...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:58 AM

WOW redman822, that's fantastic. Congratulations! Are you riding coasters this summer you couldn't even think about before?

In April I was 263 and this morning the scale said 237. (It used to say "one at a time, please...") I'd like to get down to somewhere between 200 and 220 by the end of the year. The older I get the more difficult it becomes to reduce.

I'm watching calories, fat, and carbs and working out just about everyday. Cardio, although boring and tiring has turned out to be my friend. More calories out than in, what a concept. Who knew?

I have a trip to SDC the first week of October and I hope to return to some of my favorite rides there. In the spring I had to ride the big boy seat on Wildfire, and did the walk of shame off the two rides from S&S, Powder Keg and the Big Swing. Outlaw Run was barely comfortable but doable. I'm hoping it feels a lot better when I get there again. I'm also hoping I can say no to the apple turnovers (with apple butter on top), the buffets, the pizza, the kettle corn, the giant cookies....

Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:09 PM

Congrats to those of you who have slimmed down (or are still slimming down) :) Same here! An upcoming vacation that includes a trip to Dollywood has been my inspiration since mid-August to implement some major lifestyle changes. Got two weeks left till our trip, so... fingers are crossed. Really, really tough when you're fighting against decades of faulty thinking and habits. And honestly, the thought of just hopping into a roller coaster and being completely comfortable, with no worry of "will I fit??"... is extremely good motivation!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:02 AM
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Here's another one of those stories... pretty dramatic change.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:41 AM
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I've lost 40lb since January (about 60 overall from my highest weight). It wasn't for coasters, but, man let me tell you, they're far more comfortable now.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:35 AM
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I lost over 100 pounds so I could ride again, just in time for my grandson to be old enough to ride on coasters. At five he already has nine coasters on his track record. :)

Certain victory.


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