Losing weight is one of the most difficult challenges that the average person has to contend with. Let’s face it, pretty much everyone, at some point in their lives, has induced the decision to lose weight or at least to start taking better care of their bodies.
However, it’s difficult because once we have become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, it can feel almost impossible to break ourselves out of it.
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It’s so easy to lose motivation and give up before barely even scratching the surface.
For those of us who lack motivation but are dangerously overweight, it can take something fairly drastic or extreme before we are willing to give our all to a much-needed weight loss journey.
Tony Bussey from Alberta, Canada knows what it is like to be in a position where he feels desperate to completely transform his health and lifestyle for the better.
In fact, Bussey was so large that he was forced to take up two whole airplane seats after being evacuated from the flames of the Fort McMurray wildfire back in 2016.
The doting dad was so ashamed of the fact that his size had made it necessary to go to such extreme precautions during a potentially life-saving evacuation that he made a promise to himself that he would embark on a life-changing weight loss journey.
Weighing in at 567 lbs, he knew it would be a difficult feat, but he was willing to do everything it took, for his daughter if not for himself.
On May 1, the devastating fire began southwest of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.
As it raged on, the community had no other choice but to evacuate people from their homes. And, in fact, at least 88,000 people were forced to flee their homes, building it the most important one wildfire evacuation in Alberta’s history.
A little later that month, most of the people in Bussey’s local region assumed that it was now safe. As such, they started to return to their ordinary lives, however, soon enough, the wildfire returned with a vengeance.
The situation was still so dire that planes had to be brought in to evacuate people in and around the site.
During this time, Bussey’s size was such an issue that he even struggled to do basic things like put on his socks and size 66 pants.
In fact, upon arriving at the airport during the evacuation, it was decided that he ought to be put at the very front of the line due to his weight.
As you can imagine, this make him feel very self-conscious but the thing is, he was starting to get used to the additional attention that his weight gave him, and this only served to unnerve him.
To top everything is off, the rescue team had no other choice but to provide Bussey with two seats in order to bringing him to safety.
The truth was that Bussey simply could not fit into one seat and the rescue team couldn’t prevent him from joining the flight simply because of his sizing. The whole episode constructed Bussey feel highly guilty.
“I maintained believing,’ Here it is: somebody’s wife, somebody’s husband, somebody’s family member is waiting for their mom or dad or their loved ones to come home, and their loved ones have to wait longer now because I’m too fat to sit next to.’ That had a profound effect on me, ” Bussey told CBC News.
“Seeing people having to wait because I was too fat to sit next to, that was it for me, ” he added.
Straight after the evacuation, Bussey began to take action as far as his weight was concerned. When he arrived at the hotel that had been booked for his emergency remain, he began to peel the scalp off his chicken and replaced his fries with an order of vegetables.
As far as his workouts were concerned, he started small and ran his route up. He began going on walkings and gradually increased the amount of time he exerted per day.
“Three-hundred and twenty-six pounds run. All naturally. No surgery , no anything. Simply watching what I eat and walking, ” Bussey said.
“I basically went on a low-carb, high protein diet. Two years ago, I could barely walk to my automobile, ” he continued.
“I could scarcely fit in my auto. The flame, for all the destruction, and for all the hell that it caused … it saved my life .”
The downside to his immense was that it left him with a lot of excess skin and as a result, he is planning to have about 20 to 30 lbs of the loose scalp surgically removed.
“There is hope ,” Bussey insists.” I was 41 when I started this, almost 600 pounds. If I can do this, anyone can.”
Unsurprisingly, Bussey’s inspirational tale took the internet by cyclone, and people couldn’t wait to weigh in with their thinks about it.
Amazingly, Bussey is now planning to run a marathon- if that isn’t proof of how far he has come, I don’t know what is. We wish him the best of luck during the marathon and, of course, with his continued body transformation journey.
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