A New Man: Amazing Loser Jon Joyce
Here’s a heartwarming Amazing Loser for you – Jon really wanted to give his family the dad and husband they deserved, and he knew in order to do that he had to make some serious changes. So he did. And because he’s made a complete lifestyle change, there’s no stopping him.
(This Amazing Loser is later than planned, by the way, because we were waiting to see whether Jon would hit a total of 5 stone lost at his weigh in this week. No pressure, then!)
Name: Jon Joyce
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Occupation: Content writer/part-time cleaner
Highest weight: 114.7kgs (18st 0.9lbs / 253lbs)
Lowest weight: 82.6kgs and counting (13st / 182lbs)
Weight lost: 70lbs… or 5 stone! 🎉
How did you get to the position where you needed to lose weight?
To be honest, I didn’t realise how big I got. I have always been overweight but over the past couple of years I just kept on piling on the pounds. I overindulged in takeaways and alcohol and alcohol was probably the biggest contributor to becoming morbidly obese. I just loved to drink and eat rubbish on the weekends, I saw it as a treat after a long week at work but eventually the weekend treats crept into weekday treats.
It wasn’t until my wedding photos came out and I took the first picture in January that I saw for myself how big I had got. That was one of the things that made me realise things had to change.