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#1 Hum

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 00:54

At 5-foot-9 1/2, Thomas McIntyre weighed more than 434 pounds and his waist measured 74 inches. He was used to making jokes about his size.

McIntyre, a soccer fan, went to watch a game one day and he got stuck while trying to go through a turnstile into the stadium. Dozens of spectators looked on and laughed, and so did he, but he was worried.

"I was the typical jolly, fat bloke, always making fun of myself before anyone else had the chance to do it," said McIntyre, of Larne, Northern Ireland. "Deep down though, I'd reached the point where I thought about my mortality all the time and, the more I worried, the more I ate, to comfort myself, I suppose. It was a vicious cycle."

At the urging of a friend, McIntyre joined Slimming World, a U.K.-based weight-loss organization that now operates in the United States.

In February 2012, McIntyre began following the group's meal plan and started planning healthy, home-cooked meals while getting tips and recipes at group meetings. After the first week, he lost 10 ½ pounds and never looked back.

McIntyre lost a total of 246 pounds. :happy: Today, he weighs 188 pounds and things couldn't be better for the 43-year-old, married fresh food manager at Dunnes Stores, a retail chain.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 18:36

Good for him. :)



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 21:14

I hope this inspires some Neowin members to lose weight. :p



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 21:18

I hope this inspires some Neowin members to lose weight. :p

 

That's kind of hard to do when you're on your computer most of the day. :D



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 21:21

that is inspiring tbh cus at least he realised what he was doing and made a change for the better. When you get stuck in a turnstile, its time to rethink your life innit!



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 21:21

 

At 5-foot-9 1/2, Thomas McIntyre weighed more than 434 pounds [..]

"I was the typical jolly, fat bloke..."

 

Nope, not typical at all...

 

 

P.S. I think I've been sitting too long and reading some wrong threads. Every four to six letter word starting with O looks like Obama and that's what I was hoping for in this thread - Obama stuck in turnstile.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 21:22

I hope this inspires some Neowin members to lose weight. :p

 

Especially those who sit entire day on their PC and post news on neowin :shifty:  :p 



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 21:26

^ I do not eat at the computer. :p



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 21:40

That's kind of hard to do when you're on your computer most of the day. :D

 

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 22:52

^ Where can I buy one of those? :D



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 23:05

^ Where can I buy one of those? :D

http://www.treadmill-desk.com/

 

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 23:16

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