A man now known as “Possible Pat” says the secret to his incredible physical transformation – losing more than 300 pounds in just over two years – simply to walking to Walmart.
Pasquale ‘Pat’ Brocco, now 31, knew he had to make the change when he tipped the scales at a whopping 605 pounds and was dealing with health complications from high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
“My stomach was down to my thighs, my chest was hanging down here,” Brocco told ABC News. “I was disgusted.”
Fearing his life was in danger because of his weight, Pat took drastic action – he threw out all of the food in his Arizona home.
Rather than tempt himself with food at home, Brocco decided to walk the two-mile round trip to Walmart and buy the food for each meal whenever he was hungry.
“It’s amazing because I never walked 6 miles in my life,” Brocco said. “And I was doing it every day.”
On top of the walking, Pat made drastic changes to his diet, lowering his daily intake from a mind-blowing 11,200 calories per day to just over 2,000.
Before weight loss (about 11,200 calories per day):
Box of cereal
1/2 gallon whole milk
1 package peanut butter cups
1 candy bar
12-inch meatball and cheese submarine sandwich AND…
100 fast food chicken nuggets
1 fast food apple pie
1 fast food milkshake
2 liters soda
After weight loss (about 2,250 calories per day):
2 gallons water
About 20 egg whites
1 cup oatmeal and…
24 ounces chicken breast
6 ounces ground lean bison
1/2 sweet potato
Soon the walks to Walmart showed results and Pat added daily trips to the gym, something he previously avoided because he “didn’t fit on the machines”.
Having lost 300 pounds already, Pat took another huge step, having more than 20 pounds of excess skin surgically removed from his body.
“This journey is now a lifestyle,” he wrote in an Instagram post showing off the results. “And I have no plans on ending it!”
“Super excited to heal and start working out again to sculpt my body into my own masterpiece!”
Pat is hoping to be an inspiration to his son and to other father’s out there looking to feel better and be more active with their children.
“It’s not just wanting to change, we have to believe we can change,” he wrote in one Instagram post. “If anyone is going to believe in you, start with yourself. There are no limitations, we only set them in our minds.”
“We can become who, and what, we want!”