29-year-old Jordan Grahm once tipped the scales at a whopping 450 pounds, but after a horrific car crash almost killed him he chose to turn his life around and shed the excess baggage.
A head-on collision, Grahm’s car was totaled but he managed to crawl out of the passenger side before paramedics arrived at the scene. Due to his size, five people were needed to lift him onto a stretcher, and once he made it to the hospital he was informed that he was “too big” for the MRI machine and that they were going to call in special equipment to detect any hidden injuries.
“Even at the hospital I was too big to fit into the MRI machine so they had to use special equipment to check I was okay,” Grahm recalls. “I could’ve broke my back, suffered a brain injury or worse, I could’ve easily have died…but I felt so ashamed and embarrassed with myself that it had taken five people to carry me, I knew then that it was a sign and I had to do something drastic to change my life.”
Realizing that it was time for a change, Grahm managed to lose 210 pounds and raised almost $20,000 for surgery to remove his excess skin. “I remember when I thought I would never be able to do a pull-up, the first time I did one I was so overjoyed. For me it was a momentous step forward,” he stated in an interview with Daily Mail, “I knew that all the hard work was paying off.”
Since shedding the weight, Grahm quit his old job and became a full time personal trainer and weight loss specialist. As opposed to eating milkshakes, chips and candy, his diet now includes lean protein and vegetables with a protein shake thrown in here and there.
“I train hard and enjoy life, helping others reach their goals,” he brimmed with glee. “I have been able to reach people all over the world and I feel so lucky to help them change their lives. To me, there is no better feeling than being the catalyst to somebody’s improvement.”
[H/T Daily Mail]