This is what 32 year old dad Paul O’Mahony
from Limerick said when telling his story
of he was rushed to hospital two years ago
when he began experiencing chest pains
and feared he was having a heart attack.
At the time he weighed almost 21 stone.
Since that scare he’s since lost a huge chunk of weight.
In this article
“I have three kids,
and I get emotional when I think about the sort of father I was
before I lost weight.
I wouldn’t have been a great father or husband.
I would have been narky, wouldn’t have interacted with them
and I avoided family events and days out.”
Paul’s brutal honesty is a prime example
of how being overweight can affect you.
Not just physically,
but mentally and emotionally as well.
If being “fat” affects your self confidence
then the negative effects goes WAY beyond just how you look.
It can hold you back in all areas of your life.
Like your family life, as Paul referenced above.
I have the upmost respect for this guy.
Not only how he’s transformed his whole life,
and become happier, healthier and a better husband & dad.
But also because of his bravery to speak openly about
the dark place he was in before he lost the weight.
Hopefully his story will inspire other lads in the same position
to do the same.
PS Here’s the full article,
definitely worth a quick look:
Andrew “massive respect” Lahart
PS investing in group support was the key to his success