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Man ‘Housebound And Waiting To Die’ Loses Half His Body Weight

DONALD BAKER WEBFed up of being ‘housebound waiting to die’ due to being severely overweight, one man underwent a dramatic transformation losing half of his bodyweight in only two years. Donald Baker from Ohio, has always struggled with his weight which has been fluctuating since he was young spending most of his childhood being ‘a chubby kid’.

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Fed up of being ‘housebound waiting to die’ due to being severely overweight, one man underwent a dramatic transformation losing half of his bodyweight in only two years.

Donald Baker from Ohio, has always struggled with his weight which has been fluctuating since he was young spending most of his childhood being ‘a chubby kid’.

Although he did lose weight on several occasions, Donald found that each time he would pile it all back on, weighing 28 stone five pounds (397lbs/180kg) at his heaviest.

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Seriously affecting his health, Donald’s weight led to him suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and sarcoidosis – he had to have both of his knees replaced, have reconstructive surgery on his hands, as well as biopsies on both his lungs.

Physically unable to do much, Donald’s mental health also deteriorated meaning he felt like he was ‘housebound just waiting to die’.

Struggling to find any reason to attempt to lose weight again, two years ago a woman walked into Donald’s life, who would change everything becoming not only his girlfriend but his motivation too.

With encouragement to get out of bed and reassurance he isn’t a ‘failure’, Donald made dramatic changes to his lifestyle which helped him lose an astonishing 200 pounds over the past two years.

Halving his weight, Donald now weighs 14 stone two pounds (198lbs/90kg) and is now aiming to lose a further 25 pounds (11.3kg) to reach his ultimate goal.

Speaking exclusively to UNILAD, Donald explained how his girlfriend helped inspire him:

The most difficult part was starting. When you believe you cannot achieve you begin the journey in failure and hopeless.

Luckily I found a girlfriend who inspired me. She got me out of bed and walking around. She showed me that I was not a failure and I needed to start loving myself as much as she loved me.

She was also a gym rat and my gym guru. I was very lucky because I had the support I needed from her and my children and my transition into healthy eating was made that much easier.

With my three children, I couldn’t just let myself die.

Previously Donald lived what he would describe as a sedentary lifestyle – he never did any physical activity.

Now he is a vegan and a dedicated gym goer working out four days a week without fail.

He told UNILAD although at the beginning he struggled with both the diet and exercise, he soon found himself enjoying it especially since it meant he could be more active with his kids.

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Donald said:

I became a vegan, taking in between 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day while enjoying one cheat day a week – vegan cheating though so Indian and vegan restaurants.

I went from my completely sedentary lifestyle to working out four days a week and in the beginning I got my medical marijuana card in order to help with the pain. I no longer need marijuana.

The biggest change was my overall physical health. I spent most of my children’s lives not being able to play with me being shut in a bedroom that they would visit once in a while.

Now I’m active, out there with them living life and loving every minute of it! My family loves it!

Healthier both physically and mentally, Donald shared some before and after photos on Reddit proud of what he has achieved.

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Receiving over 8,600 upvotes at time of writing (August 7), Donald was overwhelmed by the love his post was getting.

He said:

I love it I’m truly blessed. From the response I seem to be an inspiration.

It was a long journey which wasn’t easy but I have never felt better in my life.

Just don’t give up. If you fall off the wagon, get up, head high, without embarrassment or shame and get back on.

This is a journey not a race. Your concern is the destination not the speed. If you stick to your diet through the thick and the thin you will get there and if no one seems to have faith in you believe me I do.

Congratulations on your remarkable transformation, Donald!

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Guy Gets Mistaken For Post Malone At A Club

post malone1The music scene has never been more crowded making it even more difficult for young artists to make their breakthroughs. For 20-year-old Sam, a musician, producer and songwriter from Edinburgh, things are even more challenging because his birth name is Sam Smith and he looks just like Post Malone. Having similarities to not one but

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The music scene has never been more crowded making it even more difficult for young artists to make their breakthroughs.

For 20-year-old Sam, a musician, producer and songwriter from Edinburgh, things are even more challenging because his birth name is Sam Smith and he looks just like Post Malone.

Having similarities to not one but two hugely popular artists, now Sam really didn’t hit the jackpot there!

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Going by Sam Plant as unfortunately ‘Sam Smith’ was already taken, he has worked hard on his image but still gets repeatedly mistaken for American rapper Post Malone.

Surely the Scottish accent and lack of face tattoos would be giveaways from the off!

Most recently while enjoying a night out ‘in da club’ with his pals, Sam was even given a shout-out by the DJ before Rockstar by Post Malone started playing.

You can watch a video of it and Sam’s reaction here:

Unable to stop laughing as it happened, Sam told UNILAD he was relieved when he found out it was a joke set up by his mates.

He said:

I bumped into some friends I haven’t seen since high school and they all started calling me ‘Posty’ as a joke.

They waited for me to go to the toilet (which was up a set of stairs) and told the DJ to give me a shout out as I was walking back down.

So all I hear is ‘so there’s a guy called Sam Smith here that looks like Post Malone’ as I’m walking down the stairs and Rockstar by Post Malone starts playing.

Everyone in the bar stops and stares and laughs as I walk down. I got called ‘Posty’ for the rest of the night, a lot of people took pictures with me and I got a lot of drinks bought for me.

Free drinks? Now that is something to say no to!

In fact I would say it is worth looking just like Post Malone for the free bevs!

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Sam does see why some people do mistake him for Post Malone admitting that, especially with his hair up, they do have similar faces.

And luckily he takes it as a compliment:

I don’t think people mistake me for him rather than find it funny that we look alike. Maybe if I had the face tattoos they would think I was him.

People ask for photos on nights out if I have my hair up and will usually buy me a drink so I’m fine with it.

I don’t listen to much of his music but he seems like a really cool guy and he has a great voice.

With Post Malone’s recent album Beerbongs & Bentleys breaking several streaming world records before making it to the number one spot on the Billboard 200, I would say millions of people agree with you Sam about his ‘great voice’.

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Although Sam and Post Malone are very different when it comes to the music they produce, Sam doesn’t see why the two shouldn’t collaborate in the future.

So if you are reading this Post, maybe hit Sam up!

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Man’s Nephew Helps Him Propose

nephew-prosalPeople can take weeks if not months to plan a proposal, it has to be perfect, as it can be one of the biggest moments in anyone’s life. However, some have a eureka moment being hit by last minute inspiration, as 30-year-old Kevin Sullivan from Wisconsin, USA, discovered. Although Kevin knew where and when he

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People can take weeks if not months to plan a proposal, it has to be perfect, as it can be one of the biggest moments in anyone’s life.

However, some have a eureka moment being hit by last minute inspiration, as 30-year-old Kevin Sullivan from Wisconsin, USA, discovered.

Although Kevin knew where and when he wanted to go down on one knee, he still wasn’t sure exactly how he would ask his girlfriend Aubry to marry him.

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Planning on asking the big question one Saturday at a small, locally owned ice cream and candy shop called The Ranison, Kevin knew the location would be perfect because he and Aubry had their first date there over two years ago. How sweet!

Wanting to add an extra cute touch though, the day before he proposed Kevin asked his four year old nephew Liam whether he could help.

Being more than happy to oblige, on the day Liam ran over to Aubry saying ‘will you please marry my bubba’ to which she emotionally said yes!

You can watch the adorable moment here:

Speaking exclusively to UNILAD, Kevin explained how he was nervous in the moments leading up to the proposal, especially because Liam can be a loose cannon.

He said:

When I called my brother to ask, he told me that he would work with Liam on it and they’d meet us at the shop around two the next day. This is not unusual for us as we all love ice cream and we hang out a lot.

The plan was for Liam to ask Aubry if she would marry me, and then I would pull out the ring. I was nervous for this because Liam is sort of a wild card and we had no idea when he was going to pop the question.

There was a good chance that he was going to just say it as soon as he saw her, but he kept his cool and didn’t even hint at it until my brother told him it was go time.

With Kevin standing next to Aubry, Liam was given the nod and walked up asking the question as the groom-to-be got down on one knee pulling out a ring.

Following up Liam’s question by saying ‘well, will you’, Kevin was delighted to get a yes hugging both Aubry and his young nephew.

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Kevin admits it did take Aubry a while to realise what was happening even though she knew he had bought a ring.

He explained:

Aubry knew I had a ring but she had no idea I was proposing that day. I always dodged the subject and brushed it off by saying we just weren’t financially ready.

This was a good way for her to forget about it for a couple weeks. At first, she didn’t really know what to say.

When Liam asked if she would marry me, she thought he was just making conversation because he’s heard us talking about it before and knew that one day we would be married.

He is very clever like that and is great at carrying on conversations with adults, so she assumed that’s what he was doing. Then when she realised what was going on she got really excited and emotional.

Liam was also pretty thrilled exclaiming ‘it worked’ when Aubry gave her answer.

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For Kevin, getting Liam to help propose meant a lot; the two have a very close bond.

He explained how he helped raise his nephew while his brother served in the army:

He is my identical twin brother’s first born and is light years ahead of other kids his age as far as personality and intelligence goes. That kid just soaks up everything and doesn’t stop learning.

I helped my brother and sister-in-law raise him since he was born as my brother is in the Army Reserves and has been gone for long stretches.

I moved in with them when we found out she was pregnant to help while he was on deployment. This is how Liam and I became so close. He grew up calling me Bubba.

He is one of my best buds and I will always be so grateful for having him in my life!

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Although Kevin and Aubry have only just started wedding planning, they are already thinking about how to get Liam involved on the big day.

We wish you all the best with the wedding!

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Man’s Nephew Helps Him Propose

nephew-prosalPeople can take weeks if not months to plan a proposal, it has to be perfect, as it can be one of the biggest moments in anyone’s life. However, some have a eureka moment being hit by last minute inspiration, as 30-year-old Kevin Sullivan from Wisconsin, USA, discovered. Although Kevin knew where and when he

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People can take weeks if not months to plan a proposal, it has to be perfect, as it can be one of the biggest moments in anyone’s life.

However, some have a eureka moment being hit by last minute inspiration, as 30-year-old Kevin Sullivan from Wisconsin, USA, discovered.

Although Kevin knew where and when he wanted to go down on one knee, he still wasn’t sure exactly how he would ask his girlfriend Aubry to marry him.

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Planning on asking the big question one Saturday at a small, locally owned ice cream and candy shop called The Ranison, Kevin knew the location would be perfect because he and Aubry had their first date there over two years ago. How sweet!

Wanting to add an extra cute touch though, the day before he proposed Kevin asked his four year old nephew Liam whether he could help.

Being more than happy to oblige, on the day Liam ran over to Aubry saying ‘will you please marry my bubba’ to which she emotionally said yes!

You can watch the adorable moment here:

Speaking exclusively to UNILAD, Kevin explained how he was nervous in the moments leading up to the proposal, especially because Liam can be a loose cannon.

He said:

When I called my brother to ask, he told me that he would work with Liam on it and they’d meet us at the shop around two the next day. This is not unusual for us as we all love ice cream and we hang out a lot.

The plan was for Liam to ask Aubry if she would marry me, and then I would pull out the ring. I was nervous for this because Liam is sort of a wild card and we had no idea when he was going to pop the question.

There was a good chance that he was going to just say it as soon as he saw her, but he kept his cool and didn’t even hint at it until my brother told him it was go time.

With Kevin standing next to Aubry, Liam was given the nod and walked up asking the question as the groom-to-be got down on one knee pulling out a ring.

Following up Liam’s question by saying ‘well, will you’, Kevin was delighted to get a yes hugging both Aubry and his young nephew.

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Kevin admits it did take Aubry a while to realise what was happening even though she knew he had bought a ring.

He explained:

Aubry knew I had a ring but she had no idea I was proposing that day. I always dodged the subject and brushed it off by saying we just weren’t financially ready.

This was a good way for her to forget about it for a couple weeks. At first, she didn’t really know what to say.

When Liam asked if she would marry me, she thought he was just making conversation because he’s heard us talking about it before and knew that one day we would be married.

He is very clever like that and is great at carrying on conversations with adults, so she assumed that’s what he was doing. Then when she realised what was going on she got really excited and emotional.

Liam was also pretty thrilled exclaiming ‘it worked’ when Aubry gave her answer.

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For Kevin, getting Liam to help propose meant a lot; the two have a very close bond.

He explained how he helped raise his nephew while his brother served in the army:

He is my identical twin brother’s first born and is light years ahead of other kids his age as far as personality and intelligence goes. That kid just soaks up everything and doesn’t stop learning.

I helped my brother and sister-in-law raise him since he was born as my brother is in the Army Reserves and has been gone for long stretches.

I moved in with them when we found out she was pregnant to help while he was on deployment. This is how Liam and I became so close. He grew up calling me Bubba.

He is one of my best buds and I will always be so grateful for having him in my life!

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Although Kevin and Aubry have only just started wedding planning, they are already thinking about how to get Liam involved on the big day.

We wish you all the best with the wedding!

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