Gold dreams set mum on weight-loss journey

Cathy Whitehead shed over 60kg to compete in the World Pentathlon Championships. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d404199
Cathy Whitehead shed over 60kg to compete in the World Pentathlon Championships. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d404199

At 131kg, the 43-year-old mum knew she would need to lose weight to tackle the gruelling training required.

With the help of The Biggest Loser Club, Mrs Whitehead is now able to train seven days a week to qualify for the 2014 event in Germany.

Pentathlon combines show jumping, fencing, shooting, swimming and running. Mrs Whitehead had to lose 20kg just to get on a horse, then learn to ride and show jump.

She said she had battled to control her weight most of her life.

‘I was around 65kg when I met my husband at 21 but by my late 20s I was heavy again ” nearly 100kg after my daughter was born.’

Mrs Whitehead lost several kilos in the first week of joining The Biggest Loser Club using an online diary for the calorie counter.