North-east lorry driver celebrates losing nearly 12 stone by taking up Munro bagging

Steven Duncan

An HGV driver has celebrated losing more than 11 stone in a year by bagging as many Munros as possible. Steven Duncan, 47, weighed 26 stone last February. Now, after a year of intensive weight loss, he is down to just 14 stone.

Mr Duncan said his waistline drastically dropped after he came to the realisation that, as he was getting older, being overweight was seriously increasing the risk of a heart attack, cancer, or diabetes, and chose to lead a healthier life. And after climbing the first Munro of his life – Lochnagar – he has now completed nine of the mountains, which are all more than 3,000ft high. The 47-year-old from Stonehaven said: “I’m getting on in years, so I thought that if I didn’t do it right now, it would never happen and my health would just get worse and worse.

“A couple of boys at work told me they had joined slimming clubs and it had worked for them, so I joined a club at a community centre and I’ve never looked back.

“I stopped buying biscuits, and stopped bringing any money to work – because when you’re a lorry driver, you’re always tempted to stop off at burger vans or pick up packets of crisps or sweeties.

“I just feel so much better now – there’s no secret to it, just eat less and move more.”

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