Man Surprises Family With 130 Pound Weight loss
Lucas Irwin, 25, give his parents the best Christmas gift ever this year, and it didn’t come in a gift-wrapped box.
Irwin, shocked his parents when he walked into their home 130 pounds lighter than he was a year ago when they had last seen him – and when he weighed 300 pounds.
Irwin went from 300 pounds to 170. How did … His goal weight is 150 pounds.
Irwin began dieting on December the 28th of 2012
Irwin said he 95 per cent of the weight through by following a strict eating regimen. He ate 1,350 calories a day and didn’t exercise until after seven or eight months of dieting. He stayed accountable to himself by keeping a food diary, writing down everything he ate for the year.
According to Lucas, “No foods were off limit, he survived mostly on tuna salad, chicken with salsa, frozen vegetables, beans and rice, turkey/roast beef sandwiches, spinach, and eggs.
After he lost 100 pounds he started walking to work (5 miles) for about 2 months until it got too cold outside.”
He said the internet support on Reddit was helpful in his weight-loss journey. Reddit, is a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of links or text posts.
He kept his year-long effort a secret from his family, but caught the big moment on camera – a video that has now gone viral on the internet with over 620,000 hits on YouTube.
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