“I feel wonderful, as usual, slightly tired of taking care of a hyperactive child, but medically I’m fine right now,” Mark replied.
He said his main symptoms were complete loss of smell and taste, as well as lack of appetite, cough, fever and exhaustion.
But it was February when we knew little about the symptoms, and so he believed that because he wasn’t struggling to breathe, he didn’t have COVID-19.
“For two weeks, I barely ate, so at the time I thought, ‘Result! He joked.
“I have a few reservations with me, shall we say, so spending a week or two with relatively little food is not a problem for me. ”
“Did that brushing with what you thought was coronavirus caused you to lose the weight you continue to maintain? Denise asked.
“Because we obviously know that there is a link between obesity and people who do less well with the virus,” she added.
“Well I think people are going to hate me but I haven’t really tried to lose weight,” Mark revealed.
“What happened was obviously I was hit with this virus, whatever it is, and since then I haven’t been out so I haven’t had a meal at the restaurant.
“My wife works as a full-time shift worker, so I’m our son’s primary caregiver, and as many viewers will know if you take care of an active toddler 14 hours a day, seven days a week. week you have no time to eat! ”
Mark – who is diabetic – received a weight warning from doctors as he tipped the scales on the 27th earlier this year.
He has since managed to bring his weight back below 23rd and hopes to drop even further below 20th and bring his BMI to below 30.
“I hope that at my next checkup in a month or two I’ll be a little lighter than that,” he said.
He also revealed that his three-year-old son barely slept, making his father “the poster boy for sleep deprivation”.
He added that he and his fellow Chasers had taken numerous online quizzes to keep them updated during the lockdown break.
* Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12:30 p.m.