From shed to ‘shread,’ a Henderson man’s weight reduction journey

HENDERSON, New York (WWNY) – He’s gone from 440 kilos to being a physique builder, and is now going from the health middle to middle stage.

Jacob Stevenson will inform you “My meals was horrible. McDonald’s nearly each single day. Quick meals each single day.

“I keep in mind in highschool for a New 12 months’s Eve Social gathering I polished off a complete giant pizza and 20 wings on my own.”

Stevenson grew up battling along with his weight. It was a dialog along with his physician that made him perceive his life was on the road.

“I went in for a traditional checkup and he checked out me lifeless within the face after seeing my blood outcomes and my weight and he stated if you don’t do one thing drastic as we speak, you’ll not stay to be 50 years outdated,” Stevenson advised 7 Information.

So Stevenson got down to make adjustments, although not only for himself.

“My spouse and I do wish to have a household some day, and at 440 kilos plus it’s actually laborious to chase round a toddler in a discipline, or out entrance, and even simply be there for them.”

In three years, Stevenson shed greater than 2 hundred kilos. Come October, he’ll compete in “Summer season Shread,” a body-building competitors in Texas which celebrates peoples’ journeys to a extra wholesome way of life.

He explains the occasion this manner: “For individuals who aren’t bodily match to inform their story about reworking a unfavourable that they have been doing into one thing constructive.”

There are many positives now for Stevenson.

“Most likely the largest issues that change is vitality stage. I did six 5k’s final 12 months alone, and at 440 kilos I couldn’t even stroll 1 / 4 mile with out oxygen.”

And as for his possibilities at Summer season Shread?

“It’s me versus me. It’s me versus my 440 pound self so I robotically win proper there.”

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