Man loses 400 lbs because of woman he met online & you should see him now!
An obese alcoholic from Michigan thought he'd never lose weight, until he became pals with an English woman through a drawing game app called Draw Something. Brian Flemming was morbidly obese, weighing around 625 pounds. He drank and ate all day long to distract himself from his manic depression, but when he met Jackie Eastham from London, everything changed. You HAVE to see this man now!
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By spring 2012, Flemming had a number of health problems including bouts of cellulitis, he was pre-diabetic and severely depressed. "My typical fast-food meal was a double cheeseburger with a large pop and large fries," he wrote on his blog. The dude was eating fast food every day!
Eastham on the other hand suffered from myotonic muscular dystrophy, a condition that causes progressive wasting of the muscles and was living an extremely healthy lifestyle. The two became friends through the game and before you know it were communicating through Skype and Facebook. Flemming opened up to Eastham about his weight and drinking problems but instead of sympathy received some tough love.
"I just thought bloody hell, you're a guy who's 30 ... and you're wasting your life," she told CNN. "My future is a lot gloomier. I'm trying to make the brightest future I can, and ... you're dragging yourself down."
Afraid of losing Eastham's friendship, Flemming decided to make some drastic changes. "I decided to quit drinking. I quit cold-turkey," he wrote in his blog. He changed his diet and start exercising. Today he only weighs 234 pounds and he's training for his first marathon. Check him out in the picture below with Jackie!
The two finally decided to meet this past December, just a year after they got in touch via Draw Something. Flemming flew out to Europe and they even climbed the stairs to the top of the Eiffel Tower together. "Jackie is the best thing that's ever happened to me," he wrote in a blog post. "I feel that she saved my life, even though she would never take credit."
They haven't admitted that there's anything romantic going on between them, but the two still talk every single day. I'm thinking it's a matter of time before they get hitched. You can't tell me what they got going on isn't love!
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