Putting down the fork: Amazing Loser Jordan Shufflebotham
One of the worst things about being overweight is that feeling of being different, whether that means needing to shop in specialist clothes shops to find your size or having to request a seatbelt extender when you get on a plane. For Amazing Loser Jordan, he was fed up with constantly being reminded that he couldn’t do the everyday things most people take for granted – shopping in high street stores, running around after his kids, and it was when he realised he was avoiding doing things that he knew he needed a change…
Name: Jordan Shufflebotham
Location: Stoke on Trent
Highest weight: 144.2kgs (22st 10lbs / 318lbs)
Lowest weight: 102.5kgs (16st 2lbs / 226lbs)
Weight lost: 92lbs
How did you get to the position where you needed to lose weight?
I was struggling to find clothes to fit and I had to start shopping online only or in specialist stores just to get any decent clothing. I spent most of my time in jogging pants.
What made you decide to change?
I was walking upstairs taking my kids to bed and I thought I was about to have a heart attack. I was so knackered I was sweating and panting like a dog without water on a hot day. It made me take a good look at myself. I sat down and thought that if I didn’t act now then I will never see my kids growing up. I needed a change.
What did you eat before you lost weight?
What do you eat now?