Jake Patricio began his weight loss transformation after stepping on an industrial scale at work one day to find he weighed 349 pounds.

Shocked by the number on the scale, he realized how out of control he had let his weight get and found the motivation to change his lifestyle.

“I was just upset with myself for getting to this size and being so unhappy,” Patricio told Men’s Health. “I wanted to fix it.”

Patricio had been in shape and played sports for most of his life, but after he graduated college, things started to change when his focus became his career.

Patricio spent most of his time at work or at home, but his eating habits stayed the same.

He kept eating like a college athlete and his weight crept up over the years.

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