THEN AND NOW
CHANGE OF ATTITUDE AND DIET TRANSFORMS LIFE
DAVE Driver is well on his way to being almost half the man he used to be.
Simply changing his diet and walking daily helped him shed more than 30kg in 15 weeks and he isn’t done yet. The St Clair resident, 57, has just 15kg to lose to reach his goal of 75kg.
He said one too many health scares made it very clear he needed to change.
“I was four times in hospital last year for a variety of things from blood clots to kidney stones,” Mr Driver said. “I knew I had to do something.”
Mr Driver said he had noticed friends on Facebook posting about their success with a weight loss coaching program run by BPactive.
With that support he has said goodbye to fatty fast foods, 4XL clothes and the THEN: At 130kg Dave Driver was in hospital for blood clots and kidney stones, he ate fast food daily and couldn’t stop himself from eating a whole pizza in one sitting NOW: He walks every day, finds lettuce and tomatoes as easy to buy as fast food and is almost at his 75kg goal need for an extension seatbelt in a plane.
“I had tried many times to shift the weight and I was lucky to lose 5kg, so to lose 24kg in the first 10 weeks was unbelievable,” he said.
One of his coaches Michelle Dupen said Mr Driver’s biggest transformation was in his attitude.
“(When he started) he wasn’t happy with himself,” Ms Dupen said. “He’s now happy; he did what he had to do because he was ready.”