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By the time he was 28 years old, Pasquale “Pat” Brocco was morbidly obese. At 605 lbs., the Avondale, AZ, man nicknamed “Fat Pat” had dangerously high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Three years ago, Pat’s doctor informed him that if he didn’t change his lifestyle soon, he was going to die. With a 1-year-old son to raise, Pat knew he needed to heed his doctor’s advice.
When Pat got home from his doctor’s appointment, he snapped a shirtless selfie in front of the mirror. This was the start of his incredible transformation. However, it’s the way in which he lost the bulk of his weight that makes his story so unique.
Since Pat was too large to fit on most exercise machines, he decided that every time he was hungry for a meal, he would walk to his nearest Walmart and back — one mile each way from his house.
After years of walking six miles every day to Walmart and back, Pat looks unrecognizable from the person he was before.