MARK SAMPSON who lives in Benalmadena has decided that the time had come to lose weight for health reasons and so that he can fly again.
With a private pilot’s licence, he loved getting into a helicopter and taking off but when his weight exceed the maximum 17 stone (108 kilo) limit, he was denied access to his special hobby.
His plan therefore is to live a little longer and enjoy life a little better so at the start of July he made a decision to reduce his current 135 kilo frame down to 108 kilos in 28 days by drinking water and eating green salads without dressing.
So with the encouragement of his friends and knowing that his seventy five-year-old mother would be visiting in September, he set off for the local farmacia and weighed in at 133.95 kilos.
Mark will be donating money to a Special Care Baby unit in the UK – which treated his son very successfully – for every person who shares www.facebook.com/sammospain and has promised to double the donation if he doesn’t reach his target.
Euro Weekly News wish him all success and plan to sponsor him for each kilo that he loses so will be keeping a close eye on his weekly weigh ins and will update progress in the Costa del Sol edition of the paper.