Matthew Gorry is a 22-year-old from Perth, Australia who used to weigh 155 KG and admitted to leading a “depressing” lifestyle.
His severe weight meant he was constantly on the cusp of health problems like diabetes and even a heart attack. Matthew began to worry about leaving the house because of how people may react to him.
That’s when he decided to shed a hugely impressive 60 KG.
I decided to lose weight because my health was really bad. I was depressed as in I didn’t want to do anything or see anyone. I wanted to be alone. Going out [with friends] over weight was really s**t. I didn’t want to stay out for long. He told Daily Mail Australia.
Before the weight loss, the 22-year-old was struggling to control what he ate.
“The way I ate was really bad. I had no healthy foods, just a high calorie intake” He said.
Matthew was so large he wore 8XL size clothing, and knew enough was enough. After not finding much luck in the gym he hired a personal trainer and began to drop an impressive 3 KG each week.
I stayed motivated by seeing weight falling off and always looking at my before photo. You have to stick to the end and don’t ever give up. If you think you have failed there is always tomorrow.
The downside to losing so much weight was the issue of excess skin however and he had an operation to remove it all costing around $30,000. He is also weight training to remove some of it naturally.
Matthew is currently studying fitness, hoping to graduate in November. His ambition is then to become a personal trainer himself.