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Man Decides to Lose Weight Because He Doesnt Want to Die Alone - Now, Hes a Tattooed Model
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Man Decides to Lose Weight Because He Doesnt Want to Die Alone - Now, Hes a Tattooed Model

Humans come in all shapes and sizes, and our weight should never be tied to our self-worth. However, we also have to feel good in our own skin. Unfortunately, sometimes, our habits can be a sign that we’re not actually happy deep down.That was the case for a man named Kevin Creekman, who one day realized he needed to make significant changes in his life in order to feel more secure and happy.Struggles Early on in LifeCreekman struggled with his weight ever since he was a kid. In an interview with Brand New Me, he recalled how his younger self just didn’t participate in life. Instead, he stayed home and played World of Warcraft and ate junk food. For a time, he figured there was no point in doing anything else.“I never had a girlfriend. I never was out partying,” he recalled. “I was a pretty addicted World of Warcraft player. My whole life was just spinning around this video game.”You see, Creekman had been overweight even as a child in Germany and found stretchmarks on himself by the age of 10. By the time he was 18, He weighed more than 335 pounds and was bullied a lot. It was around that point that he had a major realization.“I started to lose a lot of weight because I didn’t want to die alone… I didn’t do any sports, so I figured the key was nutrition to lose weight, basically,” he said.Making Some Major ChangesIn an interview with Metro UK, Creekman explained that he had already tried several diets that didn’t work. This time was different, though. He found a friend who also wanted to lose weight, and together, slowly and steadily, they began a structured eating plan and exercise. Eventually, it worked.“I lost about 80 kilos in one year and suddenly I found myself in a new body, to take a second chance at life,” he told the publication.“A new form of willpower was born, to work really hard for everything I want to achieve in life, because I started to believe that everything is possible!”Things didn’t completely change though. Creekman was still insecure about his looks, particularly after his 180-pound transformation left him with loose skin. And, after two surgeries to remove it, he had scars.“I didn’t feel confident because of all those scars,” he continued. “I just wanted to take my shirt off without having to tell people about my story of losing weight.”A Brand New OutlookTo focus on the future and feel like the best version of himself, Creekman turned to tattoos. He felt they were the best way forward and a way to write a new story for himself.“To start a new life, I felt I needed to cover my scars and hide my past. To be free in my skin, without thinking about what other people could see or think about me, that is related to my past,” he explained.Creekman loved the way the tattoos looked and made him feel, so he continued covering himself with art. Eventually, insecurity became confidence.“More and more I feel to be that person I always try to look like,” he said. “My tattoos were the last puzzle piece to build strength, confidence and freedom in my skin.”These days, Creekman is covered in tattoos and has gained fame for his look. He has 1.5 million followers on Instagram, has acted, and is a musician. However, he’s also a social worker and spends his working hours helping refugees learn in German schools.“I believe that everything is achievable. You just need to find what you really want and who you really want to be in life,” he added. “Everything between you and your dream is just willpower and discipline.”Investing in OurselvesThis man’s story is inspiring because he went from one physical extreme to the other. It’s a heartwarming reminder that hard work, willpower, and discipline do pay off. But that’s applicable to all areas of life, not just our looks.Our weight doesn’t define us, but we also have the power to pursue change. We have the power to pursue that dream job, invest in powerful friendships, find a chosen family, or learn a hobby that makes our hearts happy.The most important lesson in this story is that we all need to take time to invest in ourselves. Life can get busy, sure, but we’ve all only got one life to live.More from Goalcast:Man Looks Unrecognizable After Losing Nearly 300 LBS in Remarkable Weight Loss Journey That He Credits to His Late Father How One Woman’s 150-Pound Weight Loss Journey Completely Changed Her Outlook on LifeAdele Has Always Been A Champion Of Self-Love, Both Before And After The Weight Loss

Single Mom Cleans Four Bedroom Home Then Told She Gets to Keep It - Later She Finds Out It Was A "Prank"
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Single Mom Cleans Four Bedroom Home Then Told She Gets to Keep It - Later She Finds Out It Was A "Prank"

There are so many people out there who work grueling jobs with little reward, struggling to make ends meet paycheck to paycheck. In today’s economy, it’s not uncommon to hear stories of parents who are doing everything they can to keep their families clothed, fed, and housed.So when you hear about such hard workers getting a much-deserved break in life, you can’t help but tear up.A Magical Day OffA single mother-of-three named Cara Simmons is one of those hardworking people. The maid never takes a day off and gives everything she’s got to her work and family. So much so that Simmons had been in and out of the hospital from exhaustion, and her medical bills were piling up.So when Prank It Forward, an organization dedicated to doing pranks for good, asked Simmons’ company if they could nominate a deserving person for a surprise, Simmons’ manager instantly recommended her. Maid Brite then sent Simmons to a home to clean up before a big party.“Cara is an amazing person. An amazing sister. She's selfless, she works hard,” her sister, Glo Nicholson, told cameras.When Simmons arrived, however, she was informed by a secret actor that the house had already been cleaned. However, the owner was hoping that Simmons could help her out by taste-testing the menu for that evening’s party.Floored, Simmons sat down and was served several gourmet dishes that included ingredients like lobster, Kobe beef, white truffles, and edible gold. In a video shared by Daily Mail, you can see Simmons’ eyes growing larger with each passing plate.Once all the food was cleared away, Simmons was then asked if she could sit in a massage chair so that the two masseuses the “owner” had hired could warm up their fingers before the party started.An hour later, Simmons was needed upstairs, where the owner had laid out a bunch of clothing she was “donating” and told the maid to take her pick. It turned out that earlier, producers had taken Simmons’ sister shopping to help pick out things she’d like.The Surprise of a LifetimeAfter Simmons was done marveling over all of the clothes, shoes, and jewelry, the doorbell rang. Simmons was asked to answer it, and movers began bringing in boxes. As Simmons started unpacking a box, she realized it contained her possessions.At first, the “mover,” who was actually host Greg Benson, pretended he had no idea who Simmons was. He was simply doing a job and delivering these boxes to the owner of the house, a Ms. Cara Simmons. When Simmons looked outside at the moving truck, she got an even bigger surprise: her three kids jumped out of the back. They, along with her boss and her sister, were all in on the prank. But no one knew what was coming next.Benson introduced himself and explained that Simmons had been nominated as a deserving person who could use some paying it forward. He then revealed to everyone that the newly renovated, four-bedroom house belonged to her and her kids. Simmons could barely find words. “Thank you,” she said as they handed her the keys.“I had no idea what was going on. It was the most amazing prank,” Simmons later revealed to Cleveland.com.Paying It ForwardThere’s a reason this story is sheer joy: Simmons works hard every day to make her family proud of her, and even though it’s hard work, she keeps going. So it’s nice to see her get something back for all of those efforts.But this story is also a reminder that there are many people out there who are in the same situation as Simmons, and they, too, could use a boost. Heck, maybe you’re one of them. The good news is we can all help each other through simple acts of paying it forward.That could come in the form of paying for the person’s coffee behind you at the drive-through. Or maybe you want to give an extra generous tip to a server or barista. It could also mean giving away old clothes, bringing someone flowers, or doing any other act that will brighten someone’s day.They say that in a community, one good deed deserves another. But also, all of us are deserving of good deeds.More from Goalcast:Small Town Shocked to Learn Army Veteran Was Secretly Paying Stranger’s Bills for a DecadeStruggling Waiter Doesn’t Know How He Will Pay for College – Then a Famous Customer’s Tip Leaves Him Speechless