Teacher Ryan Blocker lost 350 pounds over two years, shocking many of his students with his incredible transformation. According to the New York Daily News, Blocker, 30, decided that he needed to lose weight after something as simple as going for a walk caused him to “see spots.” Deciding to change his life for the better, Mr. Blocker went from 550 pounds to 200 pounds — from a size 56 to a 32 — and his before and after photos are simply amazing.
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“I know I was heading down a bad path, it was a matter of time. I mean you don’t live for 20 years at that weight. Not taking any kind of care of yourself. You just don’t make it like that,” he said.
Missouri teacher Ryan Blocker lost 350 pounds after going on a diet and exercise plan set up for him at The Healthy Weigh at Saint Francis Medical Center. According to CBS St. Louis, Blocker ate pre-made meals, got into an exercise routine, and took part in group nutrition classes that provided him the support that he really needed to stick with it. Blocker has chosen to share his story with the world in hopes of encouraging other people to lose weight. Sure, it’s not easy, and it doesn’t happen over night, but it’s doable. Mr. Blocker is living proof.
“Obesity is a problem. Working in schools and just walking through town you see it. If I can help them out or inspire them or give them information on how to eat better I’m glad to do it. Because I feel like I owe that to them. I mean I was terrible to myself. I might as well help somebody else out,” Blocker said.
Teacher Ryan Blocker and his 350 pounds weight loss is inspiring to many people who have decided that 2015 is going to be their year to get in shape. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, many people have been searching for the “best diet plans,” in hopes of transforming their lives, and becoming healthier. Weight Watchers is said to be one of the most successful plans that people not only follow, but stick to over the course of 12 months or longer.
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