I'm shedding stones to raise pounds ... and I feel amazing!
A WOMAN who is determined to lose 6st in six months to fund IVF treatment for a childless couple has lost almost half of her target weight in the first two months.
Shanice Bulman, 20, weighed 22st 10lbs when she started the sponsored slim on February 1.
She is aiming to raise at least £5,000 through the challenge, which will cover the cost of the treatment and include £500 for the chosen couple to buy baby clothes.
Now, she has spoken of her joy after losing 2st 11lbs in the first two months.
Shanice, of east Hull, said: "I feel amazing. I feel a lot lighter. I don't feel tired any more and I feel really refreshed.
"A lot of people have sponsored me per stone and that's giving me the incentive to lose more than 6st to raise more money.
"I would like to raise more than £5,000 to help towards another couple's treatment if possible. The support has been incredible."
Shanice, a personal assistant at a residential home, has two sessions with personal trainer James Brereton, of JPB Personal Training in Hull city centre, every week.
She pays a reduced price of £10 per session and has chosen to donate the £28 saved each week to her running total for sponsorship.
She also works out in a gym as many times as possible each week, sometimes twice a day, and follows a healthy eating plan provided by James.
During the first month of the challenge, Shanice lost 21lbs and lost 1.61 per cent body fat, as well as 11cm from her waist, 11cm from her chest and 4.5cm from her thighs. The second month saw her lose another 6.5cm from her waist, 2cm from her arms, 4cm from her chest and 5cm from her hips.
Shanice said: "Without James, there is no way I would be doing this. I have called him at 10pm before because I wasn't sure if I could have some lemon dressing.
"He's been incredible and keeps me going every day."
Shanice will help to pick the couple after she has raised the money and has already had a meeting with health officials at the Hull IVF Unit.
She said she would like to choose people who do not already have children, have had IVF once or twice and have been unsuccessful so far but stand a good chance of becoming pregnant.
Shanice has raised about £3,000 so far.
She is planning a charity night a sponsored midnight walk to raise extra funds.
E-mail shanice.bulman email@example.com to sponsor her.