Father Loses More Than Half His Body Weight After Family Hike

Father Loses More Than Half His Body Weight After Family Hike

Jeremiah Peterson is a 39-year-old father of three from Montana and he lost more than half of his body weight after realizing that he couldn’t keep up with his kids during a hike. On August 4, Jeremiah weighed in at 280 pounds but after 150 days he was able to shed 82 pounds.

It was in August when the Peterson family went out on a hike to a mountain lake.

It was there that Jeremiah realized he needed to change his life. It was on Instagram where he wrote: ‘instead of remembering all the good memories we had made on this trip all I can remember is this one thing that kept playing in my head over and over again, I found myself running out of breath and having to take breaks way before my 9, 7, and 6-year-old kids.’

On Instagram, he wrote: ‘I felt sadness and shame in that moment thinking how I had let myself get to this, but so much deeper than that. If I continued to live like this, I would not live.’

When he got home from the family excursion he decided to research weight loss options and committed himself to a training regimen.

He began going to the gym six times a week, training a different body part every day and started doing two one-hour hikes every day.

But when he found a video advertisement featuring a transformation challenge he knew that it was the right thing to do. He wrote: ‘[it] sealed the deal for me. I signed up knowing I was going to give this challenge every single thing I had.’

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He said that before his transformation he would skip work all day and then binge eat when he got home.

He told PEOPLE magazine: ‘A typical day for me was to not eat all day and then get home from work, drink a few beers and eat a big dinner. Putting my body into starvation mode and then overeating made my body blow up like a balloon, quite literally. I had constant bloating, heartburn and awful stomach issues.’

Jeremiah ended up winning the transformation challenge as well as the $50,000 prize. He dropped a total of 82 pounds and he continues to go on Instagram to show off his progress to inspire others.

He told PEOPLE: ‘I have so much more energy and I feel like I am always in a great mood. I feel like I have become the dad and husband that I really wanted to be. I feel like I have drive and ambition as I have never had before in my life — and I’m almost 40!’

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