Man loses 300 lbs. walking to Walmart

Pat Brocco weighed 605 lbs. at his heaviest

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer

AVONDALE, Ariz. - A man who once weighed 605 pounds lost more than half the weight by walking to Walmart each and every time he wanted to eat.

ABC News reported on the story of Pat Brocco, 31, who was scared straight three years ago into living a healthier lifestyle when doctors warned him of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Brocco, from Avondale, Ariz., immediately decided to do something about his weight.

The first step he took was a literal one in which he walked the 1 mile to his local Walmart and then back to eat a meal.

Because he ate three meals from Walmart, Brocco ended up walking six miles each day.

“It’s amazing because I never walked 6 miles in my life, and I was doing it every day,” Brocco told ABC News.

It took less than 2 years for Brocco to loss 200 pounds.

The man they used to call "Fat Pat" also started putting healthier foods in his diet like vegetables, meats and sweet potatoes and discarded dairy.

Soon, Brocco began lifting weights and using other equipment at the gym.

Brocco lost a total of 330 pounds and recently underwent surgery to remove about 30 pounds of excess skin.

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