Man loses six stone after mistaking overweight man for himself
A man shed a whopping six stone in just 23 weeks after mistakenly thinking an overweight man in a video was him.
Philip Busby of Co Down saw the video taken on his mobile phone and immediately took the decision to lose some weight.
Philip, known as Buzz to his friends, told the Daily Mirror: “One night while I was deleting stuff from my mobile phone after my normal weekend ritual of a Chinese meal and two 15-packs of beer, I came across a video from a 50th birthday party of a friend of mine.
“I thought I will watch it then delete it. To my horror near the end I saw a heavy guy walking across the dance floor, dark hair grey at the sides and a large belly.
“I watched it again and my words were, ‘Oh my God, what have I done to myself?
Buzz immediately took action and removed Chinese takeaways and beer from his diet, and joined his local weight loss group.
Buzz explained that he kept the video of the overweight man as a motivation, and in less than six months he lost a massive six stone.
However, when Buzz showed the video to his wife she told him: “That’s not you because you took the video.”
Buzz was understandably shocked by the revelation. He said: “That footage kept me going to lose weight. I would have sworn in court it was me.
“I was a bit shocked to find out it wasn’t.”