Jesse Shand: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Human compassion and technology come together in one the most inspiring transformation stories we've heard. This now-legendary forum member has lost 350 pounds, and for the first time, his future looks bright.

Jesse Shand The Incredible Shrinking Man
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A while back, we learned about an incredible weight loss journey happening right under our noses in the forums. They say big accomplishments begin with small steps. Unbeknownst to Jesse Shand at the time, he made a life-changing step by creating his forum account in 2013.

350 Pounds And Counting: Jesse Shand's Incredible Weight-Loss Journey

28-year-old Jesse Shand battled obesity and won—with a little help from his friends on the forums. Learn how the kindness of strangers made a difference in one man's life!

Weighing well over 650 pounds, Jesse expected to be outright ridiculed and cast out by the fitness community. Instead, our forum members came together to save this young man's life, proving along the way that kindness and human compassion can flourish in all corners of the Internet. Today, Jesse is over 350 pounds lighter, and he's definitely not done yet.

It is with great pride that we share Jesse's story. Use it to inspire yours.

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