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Guy Drops 100lbs After Seeing Himself on Google

We're used to seeing pictures and gifs of people who desperately wanted to be captured by the Google Street View cameras. Whether they wore funny hats, chased after the cars, or hung out in the same spot day after day, there are plenty of people eager to be on Street View.

However, Street View also contains many, many, many photos of people who just happened to be standing nearby when the car drove past. Not surprisingly, for one reason or another, not all of them are happy to appear on the Google mapping service.

One such man horrified by his picture appearing on Street View was 56-year-old Bob Mewse. Bob saw his picture and was immediately embarrassed. No, Street View hadn't caught him falling asleep on the side of the road, or peeing against a wall, or with a woman who wasn't his wife. Mr. Mewse was horrified because he realised he'd gained a lot of weight.

"I was horrified when I saw that photo. I was massive. My belly was sticking out and I looked huge," the Telegraph cites Mewse as saying.

"I'd been thinking about losing weight for some time but after seeing that picture, I knew that I actually had to do something about it. I was in such bad condition that I was unable to walk and talk at the same time."

The Telegraph reports that Bob joined the local gym in his hometown of Longwell Green, Bristol, and started to exercise with a personal trainer. The trainer gave him nutritional advice and helped him sort with an exercise regime. A year later, the formerly 297lb Bob has lost nearly 100 lb, a third of his body weight.

"If I can do this, anybody can – I'm just an ordinary bloke. I feel much healthier now," he told the Telegraph.

Source: Telegraph

  • mlopinto2k1
    Before and After pictures please. Glad he lost that weight. 190lbs is a good weight depending on your height.
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  • mr_tuel
    Sometimes shock factor can be a good motivator.
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  • sacre
    "If I can do it, anybody can" Funny how they all say that after they lost the weight. Before they lost the weight i'm sure they were telling people who said that to go F--k themselves. People Gain weight because they eat, and not move much, and to lose it you have to maintain a low level of calorie input per day, BELOW 2500. Ice cream, Pop, Cakes, Chocolate bars.. Plus Supper, and Breakfast, and Lunch, and the Second servings of Supper. All this adds up quick, 1 serving of an average supper/dinner meal is around 800-1000 calories. A bowl of ice cream is around 800 calories, a chocolate bar is around 300-500, pop is 800. It adds up very quickly.

    So you want to lose weight, Eat less. And if you don't want to eat less, Exercise a LOT. And if you don't want to exercise, than live with your lack of self control. If you enjoy life being big, All the power to you, life is meant to be enjoyed.

    As for this fella, 100 pounds is a Shit ton of weight. But unless he did it right, he may gain it all back, I hope he doesn't.
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  • theshonen8899
    This is amazing.
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  • N19h7M4r3
    I just need to wait for the goglar street view car to pass by to get motivated as well.
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  • Pyroflea
    The fact that he was that naive and oblivious is saddening. I don't see how this is news on the other hand, so I shouldn't comment.

    I've lost 15 lbs since moving and starting University. Can I get a news article?
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  • Monkeyninja
    More proof fat people dont know just how horrible they look.
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  • scook9
    sacre"If I can do it, anybody can" Funny how they all say that after they lost the weight. Before they lost the weight i'm sure they were telling people who said that to go F--k themselves. People Gain weight because they eat, and not move much, and to lose it you have to maintain a low level of calorie input per day, BELOW 2500. Ice cream, Pop, Cakes, Chocolate bars.. Plus Supper, and Breakfast, and Lunch, and the Second servings of Supper. All this adds up quick, 1 serving of an average supper/dinner meal is around 800-1000 calories. A bowl of ice cream is around 800 calories, a chocolate bar is around 300-500, pop is 800. It adds up very quickly.So you want to lose weight, Eat less. And if you don't want to eat less, Exercise a LOT. And if you don't want to exercise, than live with your lack of self control. If you enjoy life being big, All the power to you, life is meant to be enjoyed. As for this fella, 100 pounds is a Shit ton of weight. But unless he did it right, he may gain it all back, I hope he doesn't.You really do not know much at all about dieting or exercising......if you do all that work and do not eat well/enough you can actually gain weight (and not in a good way)

    I guess you have an axe to grind against fat people but your post generally offended me and I am in great shape (although not as good as freshman year of college :( )
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  • applegetsmelaid
    I did it with the Google Maps Diet!
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  • lejay
    scook9You really do not know much at all about dieting or exercising......if you do all that work and do not eat well/enough you can actually gain weight (and not in a good way)I guess you have an axe to grind against fat people but your post generally offended me and I am in great shape (although not as good as freshman year of college )scook9You really do not know much at all about dieting or exercising......if you do all that work and do not eat well/enough you can actually gain weight (and not in a good way)I guess you have an axe to grind against fat people but your post generally offended me and I am in great shape (although not as good as freshman year of college )Calories burned - Calories eaten = weight loss
    It's really freaking simple. You can live of chocolate bars and lose weight (although, obviously unhealthy for other reasons).
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