What Matthew Houser managed to achieve is really incredible. While lots of people find it hard to lose just ten pounds, this American managed to lose a whopping 600 lbs. When he was at his heaviest, he weighed in at 793 lbs, but today, he is down to just 198 lbs.
He only had six months to live
When Matthew went to his doctor, he was in a very bad way. He wasn’t getting enough oxygenand had to be hooked up to a machine in order to get enough. The doctor, unfortunately, had to inform the 25-year-old that he only had six months left to live because he was so seriously overweight.
When Matthew received his diagnosis, he was obviously in shock. He knew he was severely overweight but never thought he would die because of it – and especially not so quickly. But he decided not to let the devastating diagnosis define his future.
Matthew trained hard
The young man decided to fight back. He started by doing lots of exercising and managed to lose a lot of weight in quite a short amount of time. Every pound that he dropped gave him more life back. So, he kept training until he had lost an incredible 600 lbs and today, he still goes to the gym six times a week to keep his weight down.
Matthew Houser is obviously incredibly proud of himself. According to his diagnosis, he should have died years ago, but the young man managed to escape death. To prove his amazing achievement, he posted a photo of himself on Instagram wearing an old T-shirt that he could fit into twice today.
Check out his transformation in the video above.