James F

Stroud
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Categories:
Athletic achievement Helping others Life Milestone Medical Overcoming adversity Weight loss
I knew it was time when...

I was in a hospital bed fighting for my life.



My Anytime Story

Years of alcoholism had left me broken and I ended up in hospital after vomiting blood. I was around 120 kg, slim by comparison to the 130 kg I had been previously. My resting heart rate was rarely below 100 and my cholesterol was 21! In fear of death I decided to stop drinking forever and I also decided to start a fitness regime. Whilst still in hospital I began entering my meals into a fitness app and it all went from there. Those early days I had Dr orders to only walk but soon I was in the gym at Anytime Fitness and making strides. I'd been fat all my life, the day I first saw my abs was one of the most surreal days of my life and it filled me with pride.

My Results

I've gone from 130 kg at my heaviest to 79.8 kg at my lightest. I've not drunk a drop of alcohol in 2 years, 10 months and I've not exactly had a free ride since I got sober. I lost both parents last year. My father to the addiction I overcame and my mother to Cancer. I cared for my mother the last months of her life and that remains the greatest honour of mine. I now work in addiction helping others overcome the problems I once faced and that fills me with an enormous sense of pride. I've done various things for charity, walked 21 miles for Meningitis, skydived for an addiction charity. My life is an achievement, the very fact I have one!


Comments (13) to “James F”

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    Darren W

    Fantastic story this.
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    Alex P

    A heroic turnaround, plenty of respect.
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    Jakob D

    Fair play to you πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»
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    Matt C

    I preferred you when you were chubby ;) All my love, Stockportwhite xxx
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    Michael L

    I liked the cushion, as it gave me more pushin', but I prefer it now you are not so close to death
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    Damian H

    *points to the doll*
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    Matthew F

    What a hero
  8. James F

    Rach G

    Proud to be your friend and walking our journeys together ODAAT
  9. James F

    Helen B

    A true inspiration and amazing what hard work and drive can do well done xx
  10. James F

    Sue T

    What an incredible journey you have done, well done you xx
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    Steve G

    Still going strong mate
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    Emma T

    Wow, Wow, Wow.. amazing turn around both physical and mental. Wish you all the best for the future..
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    Pollyanna C

    What an awesome story, thank you so much for sharing, all the very best with the competition I really hope you win.

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