.A common misconception is that those who are overweight are simply greedy, but, in reality, traumatic events cause many to seek comfort in food. This was the case for John Allaire, who turned to food after his parents divorced and his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
At the height of his obesity, John weighed 540lbs. He was so morbidly obese he wore 8XL shirts and had to be weighed on a commercial scale at a fish market, as standard scales would not hold his weight.
John tried dieting because his obesity could literally kill him, but nothing seemed to be working. It was only after he getting engaged to the love of his life – Caila who was prepared to marry John even when he weighed a STAGGERING 540lbs, but he underwent the transformation anyway.
So, he joined a weight-loss boot camp on Facebook that he began to lose weight. After a period of extreme exercise, he has now lost an incredible 240lbs.
Now with 13lbs of loose skin, John hopes to have his excess skin removed, and quite literally lose the ‘baggage’ from his past
The story of this chubby man has inspired many people: “Being 450 pounds, this gives me hope. I can make it out.”
“He tried several times before but never finished but with the woman he loves besides him, he went all the way and intends to do more. This is what Napoleon Hill meant when he said: Desire, Faith and the emotions of Love when mixed with work can help you acquire anything in Life”
Nguyen Mai Huong
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