An Arizona man who threw out all his food and committed himself to walking to the local Walmart and back every time he wanted a meal has lost more than 300 pounds.
Pasquale “Pat” Brocco, 31, began to change his life three years ago when he was warned by his doctor that his weight of 605 pounds and his high blood pressure and high cholesterol put his life in serious danger.
The Avondale man decided that every time he was hungry, he would walk the 1 mile to his closest Walmart, then back home to eat his meal. In less than two years, he said, he lost 200 pounds.
Now 330 pounds lighter, Brocco said his nickname is no longer Fat Pat. As Possible Pat, he hopes to be a role model for his 1-year-old son.
Because he lost so much weight, he had to have about 30 pounds of excess skin removed. He underwent the surgery on Monday and is now recovering at home.