A dad who packed on the pounds eating takeaways, fast food, and his kids’ leftovers lost an impressive 14 stone playing footy after deciding it was time to change his lifestyle.
Kenny Noble, who weighed over 31 stone, decided it was time to prioritise his health after seeing his wedding pictures.
The 38-year-old told GlasgowLive: “I was in disbelief thinking that can’t be me in those photos. I had the mentality that there was nothing really wrong with me.
“Albeit, I was clinically, morbidly obese, I am 6ft 4 so my height hid it. When I looked at my wedding photos, it opened my eyes.”
The father-of-three was warned he would end up in a wheelchair if drastic action was not taken.
Mr Noble, who suffers from back pain and scoliosis, tried to get on a ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, but was “kicked-off” because the “safety belt wouldn’t pass around me”.
To lose the weight, the dad joined ‘Man v Fat’, a Glasgow football league that helps overweight men get back into playing football.
It helped him drop to 17 stone, from a waist 56” to a 38”
He said: “It saved me physically and mentally, and opened my eyes to a better way of life.
“I’ve bumped into old friends who don’t recognise me, I have changed that much.
“I was heading towards (becoming) the kind of dad that couldn’t do things with their kids whereas now it’s like ‘come on, we are going out’.”
He is massively appreciative of the charity, which offers mental health support and an online gym.
He said: “I didn’t actually join a weight loss group, it’s more like a family and I have made friends through it.
“There’s a massive community spirit.
“You are getting help from people from all different walks of life.”.