The Last Laugh: Amazing Loser Shaun Griffiths
Being overweight can be tough for a myriad of reasons, from being out of breath when walking up stairs to the infamous chub rub on a summer’s day, but one of the worst things can be knowing that people’s perceptions of you are based on how you look. This week’s Amazing Loser Shaun struggled with people he thought were friends treating him differently because he was overweight, but as Shaun found out, revenge is a dish best served cold…
- Name: Shaun Ryan Griffiths (ask him anything on Talk, follow him on Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram)
- Location: Wrexham, Wales
- Job: IT engineer
- Height: 5’3 (160cm)
- Age: 22
- Highest weight: 268lbs (121kg)
- Lowest weight: 128lbs (58kg)
- Plan: His own fitness plan
How did you get to the position where you needed to lose weight?
I was bullied during my school years, unfortunately, this made me hide away and begin putting weight on. When I started my first job, I was working in a big city centre which made things even worse because I would end up eating takeout food every single day. Over the years of working the weight just kept piling on.
[blocktext align=”right”]”I was assaulted for being who I am”[/blocktext]
What negative experiences did you have of being overweight?
People making horrible comments, friends pushing me out and not inviting me to things because I was the “fat one” of the group.
I was hit and assaulted for being who I am, I remember being out and someone who I didn’t know started saying hurtful things, so when I stood up to them and questioned it unfortunately I was assaulted and I didn’t manage to protect myself or stop them. Thankfully it wasn’t too serious but that’s not the point.
[blocktext align=”right”]”I wanted to prove people wrong”[/blocktext]
How did you do it?
I stuck to a healthy diet and lifestyle and also attended the gym 7 days a week.
Dinner – 2 chicken breasts with bulgur wheat and broccoli.
Tea – Sweet potato with tuna or salmon.
What do other fat men need to know about losing weight?
What skills have helped you on your weight loss journey?