Stephen Fry has revealed what keeps him motivated to stay fit following his recent six stone weight loss.
The 62-year-old said he is ‘feeling better’ since taking up walking and credited audiobooks with helping him to stay focused.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, the actor said: ‘I was very overweight. 21 stone. I lost nearly six of those.
‘I’m feeling better. (I do) a lot of walking. I walk eight miles every morning. Fast. Just over four miles an hour.’
On what keeps him motivated, Stephen explained: ‘The secret of it, for me at least, is audio books and podcasts. Music is fine but you tend to, every ten yards or so, to think “no I don’t want to hear that.” You’re always adjusting your playlist.’
His weight loss came after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In an appearance on BBC Breakfast, he said he was ‘proud’ of himself for the way he fought back.
At the moment I’m happy, there is the vertical moment and the horizontal and at the moment I’m very happy, I’m happily married,’ he said.
‘I’ve lost a bit of weight so I’m feeling proud of myself.
‘I was overweight, I have lost five and a half stone. I was 21 stone nearly, in April I was that heavy.’
About how he managed to lose the weight, Stephen told the show: ‘I walk a lot and that helps my mood as well I find. ‘It’s not a guaranteed help for mental stress and anxiety or anything else but it does help me and it means I can listen to audio books as I walk, and podcasts, and you eat up the miles that way.
‘And talking of eating up, eating sensibly.’
The Jonathan Ross Show airs Saturday at 10.15pm on ITV.
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