Leave a comment

800-pound man's journey takes Facebook by storm

800-pound man's journey takes Facebook by storm
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Most people spend a lot of time and effort to make sure their social media photos look perfect. There are filters, angles and even Photoshop to help you make sure those photos are top notch. But, one St. Louis man is posting his sweatiest photos and videos to Facebook every day. Yet the response the response is nothing short of amazing.

Larry Evans weighed around 800 pounds when he began working to improve his health. Evans posted an update on his GoFundMe page four months ago saying that he'd lost 159 pounds. And, he's still going strong.

Evans posts photos and updates to his Facebook page every day to share his progress.

But then something remarkable began happening as Facebook users learned of his efforts.

His positive attitude and dedication to becoming healthier have garnered a lot of attention on Facebook - his page now has over 56,000 followers!

Facebook users are really connecting with his story and many of them are leaving encouraging comments and thanking him for documenting his journey.

A recent video Evans posted showing him bench pressing at the gym included the message "My work out day 140 part 2! Please don't judge me. If you don't have nothing to say nice keep it to yourself. Get up get out and do something." and his popular hashtag #GetFitDontQuit. The post has picked up over 700,000 likes!

The positive comments keep pouring in, too. Many people credit Evans for motivating them and their families to get in shape.

"I think you're more heroic than professional athletes," the commenter wrote. "What a positive example you are setting for so many people who think weight-loss is impossible. God bless, and keep up the amazing work."

If you're thinking about getting in shape, there are plenty of tech tools out there to help you out, including this one that uses research-backed techniques to show you results.

There's even an app out there that will pay you to exercise and meet your fitness goals.

Next Story
View Comments ()
Man claims Samsung sent him gag gift for overheating phone
Previous Happening Now

Man claims Samsung sent him gag gift for overheating phone

Bugzilla is a hacker’s gold mine in massive security breach
Next Happening Now

Bugzilla is a hacker’s gold mine in massive security breach