I Nearly Died At 600lbs - Now I'm Half The Size | BRAND NEW ME

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CHANCE, from Saskatchewan, Canada, struggled to control his weight from a young age, using food as a source of comfort. As he grew older, the problem snowballed and he was regularly eating over 10,000 calories a day. His mental health suffered as a result of his size and Chance found himself losing control: "I wasn't working, I was very depressed, it definitely affected my marriage. It really messed a lot of things up." Chance's weight took a toll on his physical health too - numerous trips to hospital and a brush with death when an infection turned septic meant that Chance's wife Jen never knew whether he would still be alive when she came home from work. During one of his last trips to hospital, a nurse took Chance's weight and he was shocked to hear that he had hit 600lbs. That was the turning point for Chance - and the people around him were on hand to help. A friend offered him nutritional advice, his cousin-in-law gave him the beginnings of a home gym and Chance committed to turning his life around. He lost an incredible 300lbs in just over a year and a half - hitting his initial goal in October 2020, and dropping from a 78" to a 38" waist. And although his loose skin left over from his drastic weight loss is something Chance still has to contend with on a daily basis, he is in a much better place: "Mentally now, I'm a lot more focused on my goals, focused on my future and focused on my life. I'm thankful for the things I have, I'm thankful for this second chance that I've been given." And he's not finished yet - Chance is now gearing up for the last push to hit his target weight of 250lbs.