Man so overweight he couldn’t walk to mailbox loses 15 stones without training

At his heaviest and semi-retired, Network Rail crossing keeper Steve Pexton tipped the scales at 28 stones and recorded a BMI of over 50, “severely obese” according to the NHS

Steve traded in his XXXXXL pants for a well-fitting size M just three years after joining Slimming World

A man who was severely obese and couldn’t walk to his mailbox lost more than half of his body weight in just three years after losing 15 stones without training.

Steve Pexton, 62, of Leeds, said a short walk made him ‘horrible’ and left him blushing.

At his heaviest, the semi-retired Network Rail crossing guard tipped the scales at 28 stones and recorded a BMI of over 50, Leeds Live reported.

The NHS says anything over 40 is considered ‘severely obese’.

But Steve swapped his XXXXXL pants for a well-fitting size M just three years after joining Slimming World and said he felt fitter than ever, even as a teenager.

Steve now weighs just 12 stones and 10 pounds and said he felt like he was given new life at the age of 62.







Steve now only weighs 12 stones and 10 pounds and said he felt like he had been given new life
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Steve, who now lives in Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, said: “I’m pretty proud of myself for what I’ve done.

“I feel 100 percent fitter than ever before, I can’t remember ever having this weight it must have been about 40 years ago.

“There is so much I can do now that I never could. I can walk, I can get in my car without any problem.

“I feel so much more confident talking to people, and people greet me all the time, which never happened.”

“I feel like I found a whole new and different life at 60.”

Steve said he found it difficult to walk to his own mailbox just outside his house, but now enjoys his daily five mile walks in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.

He added: “Three years ago, I wasn’t walking anywhere, I had a hard time getting to my mailbox from my house without stopping for oxygen.







Steve is now enjoying his daily five mile walks in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside
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“Now I walk about five miles a day and have been doing it since the lockdown.

“I spent years where I couldn’t even dream of walking anywhere.”

One of the downsides to Steve’s incredible weight transformation is that he was forced to shed all of his clothes.

He said he could finally go to any store and choose whatever he wanted – something he had never been able to do before.

“I used to wear XXXXXL but now I’m getting into mediums. It was very difficult to get clothes, I needed to buy them in specialized places.

“Now I can walk into any clothing store and pick what I like that’s awesome,” he said.

Steve said he couldn’t determine when he started to see his weight ball, but said he often made fun of three takeaways a week.







Steve has now amassed 30 awards which are given for every half stone lost
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But after joining Slimming World in October 2018, he managed to lose 7 pounds in his first week and he quickly started to lose more.

Steve has now amassed 30 awards which are given for every half stone lost and he encourages others in the same boat to “keep going”.

Then (5,000 calories)

Breakfast

Muesli bowl

A few slices of toast with marmalade

Coffee

Breakfast

Cheese and Onion Sandwiches

Chocolate bars

Large bag of crisps

Coke full of fat

Having dinner

Large pizza

Garlic bread

Chips

Coke full of fat

Burger

Now (1,500 calories)

Breakfast

Weetabix

Breakfast

Pasta pots

Thin whip bars

Coke Light

Having dinner

Cooked dishes from the Slimming World (Lasagna)

Coke Light

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