The Incredible Shrinking Man | Jesse Shand Lost 350 Pounds

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28-year-old Jesse Shand battled obesity and won—with a little help from his friends on the Bodybuilding.com forums. Learn how strangers made a difference in one man's life! ► Jesse Shand's Transformation Story: http://bbcom.me/2Bwc1rg ► Premium Fitness Plans: http://bbcom.me/2Ex7FPx ► Shop Bodybuilding Signature Supplements: http://bbcom.me/2HmwXBD | Before | Age: 26 Height: 6'1" Weight: 653+ lbs | After | Age: 28 Height: 6'1" Weight: 297 lbs Imagine not leaving your house or seeing your friends for years. Imagine not bathing in nearly that long because your body had grown so enormous that it could no longer fit in the shower. Imagine looking down at the scale and seeing the number 653 staring back at you. That's where Bodybuilding.com forum member Jesse Shand found himself in 2013. By then, he had given up on the idea of living a normal life—at least by society's definition of "normal." "I spent my days playing video games and trolling the Internet," remembers Jesse. "I was just all negativity, all of the time." Jesse's heaviest recorded weight was 653 pounds, but he probably weighed quite a bit more than that. He could only find a scale big enough to weigh himself with after losing weight for two months. The only thing more remarkable about the amount of weight Jesse lost—300 pounds—is the way he lost it—through help from strangers on the Bodybuilding.com forums. | 300 Pounds Down | Remarkably, Jesse's transformation started by accident. "It started off as nothing more than an ill-fated attempt to get a rise out of bodybuilding types," he recalls. Jesse created a thread called "Ask the fattest man on the misc [sub-forum] anything," posted photos of his then-obese body, and waited, fully expecting—almost inviting—a backlash. What happened instead set the wheels of change in motion. "[My plan] 'backfired' on me, and people started to try to convince me that it wasn't too late, that even at my weight, all was not lost," remembers Jesse. "I didn't want to hear it and made my usual excuses, like not having enough money for groceries or lacking the motivation. But the members of the thread didn't accept my excuses and even offered advice on how it could be done. They walked me through it, provided me with a platform to get feedback and take baby steps, and the rest is history!" "It really showed me that even on the Internet, the kindness of strangers can completely change your life. It helped me to realize that I had something to fight for," Jesse says of his Bodybuilding.com comrades. "They're the ones who took me under their wings and believed in me long before I believed in myself." ► Read Jesse Shand's Transformation Story: http://bbcom.me/2Bwc1rg | Bodybuilding.com Signature Supplements & Clothing | ► Signature 100% Whey Protein: http://bbcom.me/2o8tnlQ ► Signature Pre Workout: http://bbcom.me/2Bzb7KP ► Signature Amino Plus Energy: http://bbcom.me/2EzCyad ► Signature BCAA: http://bbcom.me/2HjQfYt ► Signature Fish Oil: http://bbcom.me/2C4ePwX ► Signature Creatine Monohydrate: http://bbcom.me/2C14XE8 ► Signature Multivitamin: http://bbcom.me/2C2gNhq ► Bodybuilding.com Clothing: http://bbcom.me/2C5s0O4 ========================================­===== | Bodybuilding.com | ► Supplement Store: http://bbcom.me/2Exgk4l ► Sales & Specials: http://bbcom.me/2Eyp8XB ► Fitness Articles: http://bbcom.me/2BxiDG0 ► Premium Fitness Plans: http://bbcom.me/2Ex7FPx ========================================­===== | Follow Us | ► Twitch: http://bit.ly/2q1dttE ► YouTube: http://bit.ly/1RSJFa4 ► Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1lomhpr ► Instagram: http://bit.ly/1LzBxab ► Twitter: http://bit.ly/1RSJQlL ► Google+: http://bit.ly/1NRe8qu ► Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1OOZgY4 ► Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1NRebm0 We are Bodybuilding.com. Your transformation is our passion. We are your personal trainer, your nutritionist, your supplement expert, your lifting partner, your support group. We provide the technology, tools and products you need to burn fat, build muscle and become your best self.

Comments from Youtube

Dylan Urquiaga : *after a wildly succesful 25 year bulking phase 😂*

Liz Tuttle : We need to start a go fund me account for him so that he can get surgery to remove the excess skin that is there from losing so much weight. It would be life changing for him. You have to have a bank account and I unfortunately do not or I would be on it..!

LOXISCOOL : I can only hear the minecraft music in the background

Jaii Rela : Wow, I officially have NO damn excuse.

G's Gaming : I saw another guy do this so I might as well 1 like = 1 push-up 1 comment = 5 sit-ups

manolojacoboramirez : Im 20 5'7" and 260. Though I am twice the weight of a healthy guy i still feel less than human sometimes. I want to have a pride in myself that noone can take away. And that's why im writing this comment at 1:43am to make a promise to myself to start my weight loss journey

Srinivasa Muralidhar : This makes me feel like humanity still exists

Shruti : 1 like = 1 situp 1 comment = 30s plank

Max Ramos : I am 13 and not over weight but damn this was super inspiring thx.😁🙏🏽👍🏽

10K Subs No Videos : God I’m proud of this guy. If you ever struggled with weight you understand how hard it is to have consistency like this.

Mxc_Legacy : 1 like is one push-up I do 1 reply is one jumping jack Challenge me as much as you want

john hannibal : I have no idea why I started watching this. BUt I actually teared up near the end, especially when his mom thanked the forum for saving her son's life

Mark Sneddon : "Start my cutting phase after a successful 25 year bulking phase." hahahah :'D

Evan Brehm : So inspiring, a beautiful video , round of applause 1like = 1 push-up

Poop McPants : One punch man lied to me this guy is doing like twice as much as saitama and he hasn’t lost his hair yet

TheManChise : Damn.. I'm working out tomorrow for sure..it's go time..

Adam Hurtado : Soy el único que Habla Español?

WettyB : No one knows the story better than I, and yet, this video even surprised me. They did such a great job and I cri errytime Thank you all so much and I love each and every one of you like family

kate bowes : *I got a body loss ad before this video began*

4NN13 H : Geez, what an amazing guy, and what an amazing community 👍👍

Jacob Pichette : Good work. I used to be 400lbs and now I am 290lbs. Never give up, you can get the body you want!

Elizabeth Cortes : Last year I was up to 167 lbs at just 5 feet tall. I had even noticed my blood pressure rising a little bit. I’ve only lost 12 lbs but I love how he emphasized starting small then working your way up. That was how I stopped overeating. Hopefully I can work my way up to even bigger changes.

100subs with no vids SUPPORT THIS PROJECT : “One year 356 days” this is truly amazing

Harts Music : According to the thumbnail, he also managed to change race.

Rammstein45 : I've been moping about needing to drop 50 pounds. I literally have no excuse not to drop that now.

Louix Griego : Look at that... Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. And they all do amazing things.

friendoftherese1 : One hears so much about the negative aspects of social media; well, here is a much appreciated positive story!

lexi hovda : i’m gonna try this.. 1 like = 1 push up 1comment = 2 sit ups

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Luca Witt : Wow, an emotional Video. Never give up👍👍

Bear : There really is such thing as Ant-Man.

Leo Ix : He has a great attitude. "Started my cutting phase after a successful 25 year bulking phase..." hahahahaha Well done.

Bih Byfc01 : Such a likeable guy - good on him

John Rayez : Absolutely amazing!! Congrats man!!! I'm not heavy at all just out if shape and this made me wanna move!

Eva Rosas : Did I cry? Yes. This was just amazing❤️

Vexerus : Good work man! love to see the next steps!

Vampyre : this guy inspired me. I'm 15 and I almost weigh 200 lbs. But I'm 5'10. When I realized I'm almost at 200 lbs, I decided to finally change my life. Wish me luck

YT skully 0 : He said 356 days 😂

XR Sera : Please don't try to lose weight quickly, you will definitely have some loose skin after! So be patient and lose weight slowly to avoid loose skin😊 This is just so touching, I cried, but I felt proud when I did absolutely nothing except just watching this video while lying down. So motivational!😊👏

Anthony Collier : Jessie Shand. He's humorous and has a good attitude. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

will kern : You know this is a really motivating I'm pretty strong now one like=10squats image actully try this

Yasmin_ Pinguin : Wow! Respect dude!💙

omar ramirez : Inspiration i weigh 180 and i cant muster up some just to lose a couple pounds yet this man loses 300 my props to you bro great job and keep at it .

Ethan Randoms : I'm going to do this also 1 like= 1 push-up 1 reply= 5 jumping jacks

Laura Schweikert : So much respect to you and your family!!!!!! Great freaking job!!!!

falcon dog : Whoever is reading this, just know you can do it, I can do it too.

Argon Tz : Insane guy. YOU can do it TOO!!!

ToxicGamesYT : This restores my faith in humanity

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