If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know it is one of the most difficult things to do. Looking at weight loss before and after photos is bound to provide inspiration. But like anything, hard work, determination, and the willpower to avoid unhealthy food will result in weight loss.
Pasquale “Pat” Brocco weighed over 600 pounds and his doctor told him that he could die in his sleep if he didn’t make lifestyle changes. This was a wake up call and Pat knew he had to lose weight. His determination for losing over 300 pounds will inspire you and it all started with a walk to Walmart.
At 28 years old, Pasquale “Pat” Brocco was pre-diabetic and weighed over 600 pounds.
He had a great job as a bodyguard but while he always had a smile on his face, he was far from happy on the inside.
When his doctor told him that he could die in his sleep if he didn’t make lifestyle changes, he knew he had to lose the weight.
As a new father, he also had another reason to get healthy. He wanted to be there for his son at every stage of his life.
He didn’t realize how overweight he became until he looked at his photo. Pat stands at 6’8″ and when he took this photo, he weighed 605 lbs. It was the fuel he needed for positive change.
First, he cleaned out his entire refrigerator and removed all the junk food that led to his weight gain.
His local Walmart was exactly a mile away. He decided to walk there and back before every meal or any time he felt hungry. He ate 3 meals a day and walked before each one meaning that he was walking over 6 miles a day!
After eating healthy and walking for a full year, he lost an astonishing 200 pounds! When he started, he had high-blood pressure, had 58% body fat, and was pre-diabetic. Now he is 275 lbs, has 10% body fat with normal blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
After losing that first 200 pounds, he started going to the gym and began weightlifting to chisel his body and burn even more fat by building muscle.
He took a IDXA body scan before and after losing the weight and the results are dramatic. The yellow areas represent body fat and red areas represent dangerous levels of body fat.
“On the left was me about two years at the beginning of my journey. I was 605 lbs with 52% body fat. The yellow represents overweight fatty areas and that red represents obese dangerous areas! As you can tell there is fat around my liver and all through my body with very little muscle!! I was actually too big for the machine!! The picture on the right is me today at 11.1% body fat and almost all muscle. Not only have I lost over 320 lbs and 40.9% body fat, I also put on over 50 lbs of lean mass!!!”
Keeping track of weight loss is one step to staying motivated and Pat took photos of his progress over time. The results speak for themselves.
After losing over 300 lbs, he was unhappy with the by-product of losing so much weight…excess skin. Pat needed medical help to get rid of it since no amount of exercise would totally get rid of the excess skin.
He had nearly 30 pounds of excess skin removed, he looks forward to looking and feeling great with his new physique he worked so hard to achieve.
Pat transformed his entire life by staying motivated, making changes to his eating habits, and exercising on a daily basis. It’s not easy but he is an inspiration to everyone including his son.
Watch this inspiring story of Pat losing 330 pounds by eating healthy and walking to Walmart daily…
Losing weight is never easy but it is possible by reaching within and giving it everything you’ve got. Please share this inspiring weight loss of a man that shed over 300 lbs by walking to his local Walmart and eating healthy with your friends and family.