at least he's not playing that video game all day

How a 653+ pound lost 350 pounds and counting with some help from the Internet

Imagine not leaving your house or seeing your friends for years. Imagine not bathing in nearly that long because your body had grown so enormous that it could no longer fit in the shower. Imagine looking down at the scale and seeing the number 653 staring back at you.

That’s where forum member Jesse Shand found himself in 2013. By then, he had given up on the idea of living a normal life—at least by society’s definition of “normal.”

“I spent my days playing video games and trolling the Internet,” remembers Jesse. “I was just all negativity, all of the time.”

Remarkably, Jesse’s transformation started by accident. “It started off as nothing more than an ill-fated attempt to get a rise out of bodybuilding types,” he recalls. Jesse created a thread called “Ask the fattest man on the misc [sub-forum] anything,” posted photos of his then-obese body, and waited, fully expecting—almost inviting—a backlash.

What happened instead set the wheels of change in motion.

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I just had a really fucking good date. Me and him hung out all day just playing video games and hanging out and talking and it was really nice and I’m really super comfy with him. and he gets me and i get him and we mesh well and and and he’s probably going to see this, but fuck it, at least it’s good things for him to see.

It’s going to be kind of a quiet weekend. Most of my friends are on vacation for at least a week, and my family (minus my dad since he has work) went to Atlantic City for the weekend and won’t be back until Sunday I believe. I’m pretty much going to be home alone for the next couple of days and my friends are all busy with vacations so I won’t want to bug them too much.

I can draw and/or play video games and hopefully I won’t go too crazy from the silence…

❅ Not the best friend... ❇ [CLOSED STARTER]


                        ❥The day wasn’t the best one for Ikki, but at least he could felt now a bit happy when he saw Hyoga going out of his house. 

As always, Ikki liked to drive at his home, then go for something to eat or drink and then go to his apartment and play video games all the time they could. Those days were great for Ikki. He had the stress of the University, the stress about his brother dating someone, the terrible stress of finding a job and don’t say about that guy who has bothering Ikki since a week.

But now was different, he was there in his car waiting for Hyoga. He smiled to his friend but at his back could see Hyoga’s mom. Oh…

It wasn’t a secret that the first Ikki’s friend was a gang of bad useless people, but thanks to that Hyoga’s mom didn’t want his son were friend of such terrible person. Ikki knew it, they never spent so much time together if he wasn’t saying something with his sarcasm or she doing the same.

The door opened and the young man sat at his side. He was serious and Ikki felt it.

Hey, so what about some Mortal Kombat?” he smiled but then decided that he was with his friend, he could be himself. “Hyoga, what’s going on? Are you ok?