Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Ali­son Bald­ing

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.”

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