Engagement Inspired This Obese Man to Lose 317 Pound
Whether you need to lose 10 Pound, 100 Pound, or 300 Pound, you need to have a solid determination in order to achieve your goal. However, it’s an undeniable fact that the more you weigh the lesser your willpower becomes. Well, the very fact has been shattered by John Allaire.
John Allaire is one of those guys who made the impossible possible by his dead serious efforts. Allaire weighed 540 Lbs (245 KG) before he embarked on the weight loss journey. As for any obese person, losing weight is a monstrous task, the road to weight loss for Allaire has also been a really really tough one, but what keeps him from giving up was the love and support of his childhood beloved, Caila.
When John Allaire got engaged to Caila, decide that he will put his heart dedicatedly into the relationship; and the foundation of this never-ending relationship should begin with him losing weight.
“Even though Caila loved me as I was, and she was ready to commit to marrying me at 540 pounds, I was like, “There is no way that I can, in good conscience, drag this woman through the difficulties that I am going to go through the rest of my life if I don’t lose weight” said Allaire.
When John recalled his past life, he realized that he was basically making the food a way to handle the stress in his life. Food became a stress buster for Allaire beginning with his parent’s divorce and then the deteriorating health of his father. Allaire’s eating habit took a toll when his father passes away. By the time he was 18, he had become ghastly obese and started struggling with his huge weight.
Allaire had grown so big by the time he was in his 20s that he needed to scale himself using the commercial weighing scale. However, this doesn’t stop him from adding more pounds to his body weight.
It is when Caila agreed to marry Allaire and got engaged to him, he realized that he really need to do get back in shape as otherwise, Caila would have to face the consequences associated with his obesity. When the marriage was just a couple of weeks away, John started doing some walking and juicing and eventually lost 20 pounds.
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The main weight loss journey began when the couple had to move to San Diego because of Caila’s commitment in the Navy. This is where John decided to part in a weight loss boot camp at Camp Transformation Center.
Under the guidance of his trainers and following a strict diet, John was able to drop 300 pounds in just 15 months.
“It has been a long and grinding process. For the last year and a half, I have put in work every single day towards losing the weight. Even when I chose to take rest days, nothing was done without clear intention to succeed. The results of this laser focus? Losing 297.4 pounds since August 2016. Overall, 317 pounds since my heaviest” said John Allaire.
While after his one and a half year’s sheer efforts, John was back to ideal weight, however, his skin yet needed to get back to in its place. He was going to shed extra 13 pounds of excess skin by getting it removed surgically. In order to arrange the fund for the surgery, John launched a GoFundMe account online.
Allaire’s wife, Caila commented on the surgery by saying that – “I think his loose skin affects him in a lot of different ways. The surgery is just going to improve his overall quality of life. He’s finally going to feel completely free — there’s not going to be any baggage from his obesity”.
John Allaire’s 10-hour skin removing surgery got completed successfully in March which made him lose the extra bulk of skin from his torso and arms. While his upper half is absolutely normal, he is yet to go for another surgery to remove the extra skin from his lower body.
Although John has already started working out again from May post-surgery, he is still in the recovery phase and has to wear compression garments to overcome the post-surgery swelling.
“Having the skin gone has been a weird experience. Now it’s becoming a great experience, but for a while, it was kind of weird.”
“I remember the first week my arm skin was gone but I could still feel it. Like, when I move my arm, my brain was feeling the skin was still there. I have to check it or like my wife said she still catches me adjusting myself and there is nothing there to adjust.
“The coolest thing is that it doesn’t really matter what your circumstances are, you can get out of it. I can 100 percent can say if I can do it, anybody can do it.”
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