Losing weight can often seem like an insurmountable task, causing strain on our mental and physical health. However, it is achievable, and seeing real-life success stories can be truly motivating.
Consider the example of Casey King. At his highest weight, he was 845 pounds. However, with unwavering dedication and effort, he succeeded in shedding two-thirds of his total body mass.
Casey King made his debut in the public’s view through TLC’s reality show, Family by the Ton. As stated by King, he had always been large-sized and by the time he finished high school, he already weighed 300 pounds. Rather than making efforts to control his eating habits, he persisted in working at restaurants and consuming unhealthy fast food.
Because King had gained a substantial amount of weight, he encountered challenges when performing everyday tasks like taking a bath. His large body prevented him from fitting into a regular shower or bathtub, so he had to resort to using an outdoor container on his father’s back deck to wash himself.
Casey asserted that due to his larger size and the presence of folds and flaps, he has to maneuver himself, similar to a pig, by wallowing and rolling over in order to reach the back of his leg. He further mentioned that he actually has to lift up physical pieces of skin, making the entire process extremely challenging.
Once he shifted his perspective, his life began moving in a more positive direction.
In order to consume less food, King decided to adopt a rigorous diet and exercise plan and also opted to have surgery to decrease the size of his stomach. This surgical procedure played a significant role in his weight loss journey, helping him go from weighing 711 pounds to 525 pounds. Despite the initial difficulties, he remained dedicated to his newfound healthy lifestyle practices. Additionally, after a period of unemployment, King was able to secure a job at Home Depot, which has proven to be advantageous as it allows him to stay active. He has been employed there for several years now.
“I am currently in the best physical condition I have been since high school, and I am experiencing the highest level of happiness I have ever felt. Additionally, I have developed a strong sense of self-love that I have never experienced before,” he expressed in a caption on Instagram. “I am just five pounds away from reaching a weight that I never believed I could achieve or even visualize.”
At present, King’s weight stands at 250 pounds, and he aims to shed an additional 25 pounds. Additionally, he desires to undergo a surgical procedure to eliminate the excess skin that is sagging from his arms, chest, and stomach.