An obese man has shed 15 stone after a horror car crash nearly left him dead
An obese man has shed 15 stone after horror car crash nearly left him dead.
Jordan Grahm, from Los Angeles, California, weighed 30 stone when he was involved in a head on collision.
The 29 year old’s car was destroyed but he managed to crawl out of the passenger side before five paramedics struggled to lift him onto a stretcher.
When Jordan arrived at hospital, he was told he was too large for an MRI scan and special equipment was needed to detect his potentially life threatening injuries.
After overcoming the accident Jordan vowed to never allow his weight to jeopardise his life and has now dropped over half his body weight after ditching his 10,000 calorie a day diet of burgers, fries and milkshakes.
Now Jordan – who dropped to 15 stone before building muscle and saved £15K for saggy skin removal – has thanked the crash for saving his life after becoming a personal trainer to help others.
Jordan said: “I was a few miles from my house driving on a street I had driven on countless times before when all of a sudden I saw headlights coming straight towards me.
“I braked hard and right then was hit head-on by another driver, I braced myself to die as the impact crushed both our cars.
“I was so scared, the pain was agonising but it took five strong men to lift me onto the stretcher.
“I felt trapped and was convinced I wasn’t coming out alive, I couldn’t believe how much my weight prevented the paramedics from doing their job.
“Even at the hospital I was too big to fit into the MRI machine so they had to use special equipment to check I was okay.
“I could’ve broke my back, suffered a brain injury or worse, I could’ve easily have died.
“I feel so lucky, thankfully I came away with just a separated shoulder and a broken wrist, it could have been much worse and I could be in a bad way now.
“But I felt so ashamed and embarrassed with myself that it had taken five people to carry me, I knew then that it was a sign and I had to do something drastic to change my life.”
The incident made Jordan get his life back on track and lose a shocking 15 stone before building up muscle to become a personal trainer.
Jordan raised £15K in funds from and savings which he spent on surgery to remove his excess skin.
He said: “I was 30 stone wearing 5XL t-shirts but I had never known anything different.
“My mother suddenly passed away when I was 14 and that hit me hard.
“Depression and food had a powerful grip on me right up until the crash.
“But fast-forward about two years later I had completely transformed, losing 15 stone and bringing up my strength and fitness tremendously.
“I started walking my dog one mile a day on a hill and it would take us almost an hour to complete the mile.
“Slowly but surely, we got faster and upped it to two miles, my dog was always pushing me to up the pace and the distance.
“I worked my way up to be able to do squats, deadlifts, pull-ups and much more, I started to become more motivated as each day went by.
“Thankfully I received a large amount of donations from people and organisations online to help pay for my surgery, it cost £15K.”
“I remember when I thought I would never be able to do a pull-up, the first time I did a pull-up I was so overjoyed, for me it was a momentous step forward.
“I knew that all the hard work was paying off.”
Jordan quit his previous job and became a full time personal trainer after wanting to influence other people in a similar position.
He said: “During my transformation I left my old successful career of real estate behind and got certified as a personal trainer and a weight loss specialist.
“I now eat on average 2800 calories a day and my diet consists of chicken, fruit, and vegetables.
“I train hard and enjoy life, helping others reach their goals.
“I have been able to reach people all over the world and I feel so lucky to help them change their lives.
“To me there is no better feeling than being the catalyst to somebody’s improvement.”
One full box of sugary cereal
Two large muffins
Cheese burger and chips with fizzy pop
Either one milkshake or two bottles of beer
One packet of crisps
One bar of chocolate
One bag of chips
Heavy pasta meal with chicken or burger and chips
One cup of oatmeal with one cup of blueberries
One protein shake
8-12 ounces of chicken breast
Two cups of broccoli
One protein shake
8-12 ounces of chicken, lean beef or fish
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