Man Drops 300+lbs After Having To Take Two Seats in An Airplane
In May 2016, McMurray fire caused planes to be brought in to help evacuate people. At that point, Bussey was so obese, he struggled to put on his socks, not to mention his size-66 pants. When the man arrived at the airport, he was put to the very front of the line because of his weight. Everything changed when the rescue team had to provide Tony two seats in order to take him to safety. Physically preventing someone else from joining the flight was something he couldn’t live with. “I kept thinking, ‘Here it is: somebody’s wife, somebody’s husband, somebody’s family member is waiting for their mom or dad or their loved ones to come home, and their loved ones have to wait longer now because I’m too fat to sit next to.’ That had a profound effect on me,” Bussey told CBC News. “Seeing people having to wait because I was too fat to sit next to, that was it for me,” he said. Bussey started his weight loss immediately after the evacuation. When he arrived at the hotel room for his temporary stay, he peeled off the skin from his chicken and ordered veggies instead of fries. Tony had transformed “one day” into “day one.” Soon, he started walking and gradually increasing the length of his exercises – from five to ten minutes, and so on. “Three-hundred and twenty-six pounds gone. All naturally. No surgery, no anything. Just watching what I eat and walking,” he said. “I basically went on a low-carb, high protein diet.” “Two years ago, I could barely walk to my car,” Bussey said. “I could barely fit in my car.” Now, he’s planning to run a marathon. “The fire, for all the destruction, and for all the hell that it caused… it saved my life.” The man is also looking to remove the 20 to 30 pounds of excess skin, which is the result of his unbelievable weight loss.