A 39-year-old man has decided to completely change his life around to become a better father and husband to his family. In just six months, his determination and hard work have already achieved results so unbelievable, his family hardly recognize him.
In August, Montana-based antiques dealer Jeremiah Peterson went on a backpacking trip to a mountain lake with his children. Instead of remembering all the good memories we had made on this trip all I can remember is this one thing that kept playing in my head over and over again, Jeremiah wrote on his Instagram. I found myself running out of breath and having to take breaks way before my 9, 7, and 6-year-old kids.
Back in 2008, Sam Rouen won the third series of ‘The Biggest Loser,’ a reality TV show that pits overweight contestants against each other to see who can lose the highest percentage of body weight for a cash prize.
Aged just 19 at the time, Sam weighed a hefty 154kg when he started on the show, and by the end had lost an amazing 71kg. Now 29 and a fireman, it is clear that he has kept up his good habits since his appearance on the show after releasing a post reflecting on the 10 year period of his incredible transformation.
Many people make New Year’s resolutions, and many people break them, but as you can see from these incredible pictures (https://www.instagram.com/fatgirlfedup/), some people don’t just stick to them. They smash them!
Lexi Reed from Terre Haute, Indiana, weighed 485lbs back in 2016 while her husband Danny tipped the scales at 280lbs. Together they decided to get into shape and just eighteen months later the pair have lost almost 400lbs (28 stone) together!
An obese mum has transformed her life by taking selfies every day for a year and taking on her fears to help her shed nine stone after her husband’s suicide. Justine McCabe, 31, was gorging on fast food and barely left the house after hitting rock bottom following the death of her husband John Paul last February. Three months into mourning she was coaxed into going to the gym by family and friends to perk her up and encourage her to lose some of her hefty 313lb frame.
At 22 years old, Laura Micetich AKA ‘The Iron Giantess’ weighed over 300lbs and was facing a raft of health issues including hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, and prediabetes. She realized that without a radical change in diet and lifestyle, her precious youth would be lost already and she was facing a short and difficult life.
“I decided to take charge of my life and make a change,” she said. “After trying and failing to get a handle on my health numerous times, my weight had become a serious enough concern that I was considering weight loss surgery.”
Matt had lap-band surgery in 2009 at age 16.
Matt at 16 years old was 497 pounds, versus today after his surgery at 22 years old and 220 pounds.
Through the course of his weight-loss journey, Matt became passionate about promoting body positivity for people of all shapes and sizes.
To stay motivated, he started sharing his journey on social media, posting before-and-after photos, answering questions and giving support to followers, and even sharing his meals and favorite workouts. Six years later, Matt is down over 270 pounds and is a very active voice in the online body-positivity movement. Read more
As we grow older, staying fit and healthy becomes even more important. Jeremiah Peterson of Missoula, Montana, can certainly attest to that following his decision to change a lifestyle that had seen his weight rise to 280 pounds. However, after half a year of extreme exercise and dieting, the father of three now looks dramatically different.
From 245 and unhealthy to 145 and fit. First video ever and I’m sharing my story in hopes to inspire positive changes in your life if you’re ready for a change. It’s difficult but I am proof that it’s possible and the most rewarding thing you could ever do for yourself. I’m not any different than any of you! Let today be your day to take back your life. Share this with anyone who needs an extra push today!
It’s almost universally agreed that losing weight is not an easy task, as it requires discipline, determination, and focus. However, a 37-year-old Amanda Mandie Wood found three things that made losing weight so effective, she managed to drop 150 pounds in just about 2 years.
Mandie started her weight-loss transformation in the Fall of 2015, after getting fed up with feeling invisible and tired all the time.