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Man Who Wore Size XXXXXXXL Clothes Drops 250 Pounds In 1 Year!

July 24, 2015 2 min read

For Derek Avery, all it took was one day full of bad news to turn his life around. At nearly 450 pounds, Derek (age 54) was already struggling with his weight. He wasn't able to take public transit because he couldn't fit in the seats. Having to take a taxi everywhere was driving him into debt. He received taunts about his weight from passersby in the streets. motivation exercise working out diet He was already becoming depressed, but the last straw for him was the day he got two sets of bad news. Firstly, Derek was called into the charity organization where he worked and was told that his weight was becoming a great concern to them. If he didn't lose weight, his position at his beloved job could be terminated. Secondly, Derek was hit by another blow from his doctor who blatantly revealed he has been diagnosed with diabetes. "I call that day "Fateful Thursday" now." Derek explains. And from that day forward, his life changed. Derek joined a gym in his native city of Newcastle, England. He started to fall in love with cooking again, and making his own delicious meals. He's cut down on drinking and finds exercise is his new way to socialize. He has taken up walking instead of cabbing everywhere. All his hard work resulted in an insane 250 pound loss in just one year! extreme weight loss before after "I seriously thought I would die young and now I plan to live a very long and active life." Derek explains.  "Now I want to make it my life's work that we remove stigma and prejudice against people who are overweight."  Do you know someone who has an inspirational weight loss story? Tag them in the comments! Source: Daily Mail Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_100032" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]  

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