A man who used to weigh 462 pounds has lost 252 pounds and is now nicknamed Mr. Muscles.
Mike Waudby, 32, of Hull, currently works as personal trainer and has written a book titled “The Weight Loss Warrior” about the experiences that drove him to the brink of suicide, but eventually led to him transforming his life, health and body.
When he was 21 years old, Waudby weighed over 300 pounds. Morbidly obese, he became so depressed about his weight that he attempted an overdose to end his suffering.
But he made headlines around the world last year as he shared the secret of his success after ordering a cross-trainer on the internet, exercising three hours a day in his room and dropping alcohol from his diet altogether.
He lost 252 pounds in 18 months and underwent surgery to remove all the excess skin on his stomach and upper arms.
But Waudby wasn’t satisfied, so he decided to join a gym to tone up properly. He enjoyed working out so much that he became a certified personal trainer.
Waudby met a woman, Morgan, who motivated him to lose weight and he credits her for his transformation.
“Morgan told me that she hated those people who would judge people because how they look and how much they weigh,” he says, according to IndiaTVNews.com.
Waudby’s book has been released as part of The Weight Loss Warriors, a new online forum for those struggling to lose weight and seeking advice and motivation.
“I want to give back to others who are in the same position I was in,” he said, according to the Mirror. “I'm not proud of what I have done, it is when people say that I have inspired them that's what makes me go ‘wow.’”