Dave Orr was 26-years-old when he tipped the scale at 384 pounds. It was also the same age he got a wake-up call when his doctor told him he needed to start losing weight.
So the father-of-two, now 29, decided to embark on a weight loss journey to set a good example for his children — and has shed an incredible 162 pounds!
"I am experiencing life for the first time and it is beautiful and magical. Being able to give my wife and kids the energy and attention they deserve has paid back 10-fold," he exclusively told 'Closer.'
Read on to find out how Dave successfully lost the weight and turned his life around!
Photo Courtesy of Dave Orr.
I never had much of life before my weight loss, I had work and family and just enough energy to make that work. My poor choices in food led me to be nothing but a couch potato any time I was home.
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I have been obese my entire life. I had a series of moments in the last three years that led me to my choice to take control. Obviously, 10 years of failed diet fads took the wind out of my sails, and I accepted being the "fat guy" but never accepted that I was the morbidly obese guy. The first moment was when I noticed my then six-month-old daughter mimicking me and my lazy life style, it really slapped me in the face as a wake-up that I am not just looking after myself, but I have to set a good example.
I started by downloading the ‘Lose It!’ app to track my calories and set up the framework of portion control. Then, I downloaded Chris & Heidi Powell's ‘Vemma Bode’ app to follow a meal-plan. I would also watch shows including 'Extreme Weight Loss' and 'The Biggest Loser' as motivation.
I am a new man. I feel great. I am experiencing life for the first time and it is beautiful and magical. Being able to give my wife and kids the energy and attention they deserve has paid back 10-fold. I have been able to push myself out of comfort zones and taste victory for the first time in my life.
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