Losing weight is difficult; it takes a lot of determination, hard work, and patience. However, it’s a lot more difficult being overweight, that’s what Brock Easley said, according to a report by USA Today. Easley, a huge Indianapolis colts fan, used to weigh 700 pounds before he decided to change his life around and motivated himself to become healthier.

This is an inspirational story about how a 700-pound man lost more than half his weight and escaped his obsession with food that confined him inside his own bedroom. This type of obsession kept him from doing the things normal people do and take for granted, like ride roller coaster rides and go-karts.

The early years

Easley had always been a heavy eater even as a child and already weighed 260 pounds at 10-years-old. During Easley’s college days, he used to have lots of friends because of his delightful sense of humor and easy-going nature. However, things began to change when his parents started having problems with their marriage, and they eventually separated. From there, things went downhill for Easley.

After graduating from Indiana University, Easley moved into his mother’s house and became more aloof with people. He barely went out of the house and ate more and more. He used food as his antidepressant to relieve himself of the pain he felt from the failed marriage of his parents.

With his compulsive eating, Easley grew bigger and bigger over time to the point that he could no longer move.

His weight peaked at 700 pounds and he couldn’t find work and was unable to drive a car. He couldn’t even go to a Colts game because he was too afraid that he wouldn’t fit in the stadium’s seats. His bedroom became his own home within a home.

Easley turns his life around

The 700-pound Easley became sick and tired of being obese and prayed, “God, I can’t take it anymore.

I’m tired of being embarrassed. I’m tired of not being able to do things with my friends,” quoted USA Today.

His mother hired a personal trainer who worked with Easley to shed off a few pounds. Easley also started several weight-loss programs, such as Slim-Fast and Weight Watchers. In addition, he started a daily routine to help him lose those extra pounds.

Easley wakes up at 4 a.m. and goes straight to the gym and works out for three hours. He does this six times a week, and after two years Easley was able to shed off more than 200 pounds. He weighs himself every Saturday to keep track of his progress. Easley’s weight occasionally fluctuates, but his last weigh-in was around 325 pounds and he plans to lose another 100 pounds.

Easley posts his achievements on Facebook and Instagram and uses the social sites as additional sources of motivation from people encouraging him to achieve his goal.