Defying Odds ‘Naturally’, Father of Two Walks a Surgery-Free Path to 294lbs Weight-Loss: “Knew I Had It in Me”

Published 07/06/2023, 11:30 AM EDT

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36-year-old Jonathan Hodgson achieved a remarkable life transformation by losing a staggering 136kg. His success story was driven by an unwavering determination, dedication to bodybuilding, and perseverance. As a father of two, Hodgson reached a point where he grew dissatisfied with his life, prompting him to make a change. However, his weight loss journey was not an overnight process.

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Instead, it unfolded gradually over time as he documented the steps that led him to become the healthiest version of himself. Hodgson shared his life story in Yahoo Life and became candid about how he lost a massive amount of weight without surgery. Let’s take a look at his secret to lose weight.

Jonathan Hodgson achieved the extraordinary

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The man has an incredible 21 (136kg) weight loss after struggling most of his life with his body weight. Hodgson recalled his childhood and said, “I was always a big kid you kind of roll with it after a while, and being a big guy eventually became a persona for me.”

Hodgson, who weighs 18th 10lb, says that while he was successful in losing weight when he was 21, he ended up gaining the weight and more. The final straw for him came in September 2020, after contacting Pete Shaw, who is the owner of Barnsley Barbell.

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Jonathan recalled, “I remember making my tea in my kitchen and watching one of his fitness boot camp videos.” Finally, he mustered the courage to text Shaw and officially joined a 28-day program. Motivated by his fitness hero and supported by his wife, the father of two embarked on a journey towards a healthy weight. As a result of his proactive lifestyle, Hodgson now stands at a healthy weight and experiences growth in his business.

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Nate’s inspiring weight-loss journey and triumph over adversity

Nate shared his weight-loss journey on Twitter and said, “For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with my weight. I was able to diet, and my weight would have the yo-yo effect as a result.”

He was suffering from obesity and despite working hard; he failed to lose the added weight. This was when he decided to go through surgery. Along with that, he continued his training and fitness, which made him lose weight. With his hard work, he lost 100 lbs and is now at a healthy weight.

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What do you feel about the journeys of Jonathan and Nate? Do you know someone who went through the same thing? Tell us in the comments below!

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from an eminent university. Gymnastics, Football, and Fitness have always intrigued Tanushree and inspired her in her professional writing career and lifestyle.
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