Great North Run: Andrea Whiting's inspiring weight-loss story

When Andrea's father died from cancer in April 2015, she reached a turning point in her life.

She weighted over 30 stone and says: "I had to make a lifestyle change."

And she did.

"I changed from seeing exercise as some type of punishment and a necessary evil to something I enjoyed," she says.

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