Truckie sheds half his body weight
WEIGHING in at more than 200kg, truckie Josh Hague knew he had to make a change.
But he didn't quite realise how much better he would feel - and how much easier his job became - after shedding half of his body weight.
The interstate truck driver, who is away from home six days a week and spends 16 hours in a truck a day, said he couldn't believe how much better he felt and was excited he "had his life back".
Driving was easier - he was not as tired and fatigued and didn't have any more sleep apnoea issues.
Josh lost the weight through Wagga Wagga-based business Riverina Hypnotherapy, who have a history of helping truckies struggling with their weight.
It was Josh's mother Jo, who first contacted them, because she was worried about what the consequences might be if he continued down the same path.
He was booked in for gastric surgery - but, after taking part in a seminar with owner and hypnotherapist James Duncan, he learnt how "memory makes you fat" and how to turn off those memories to lose weight.
"I can't emphasise enough how grateful I am for Joshua's life being saved by the program," Jo said.
Riverina Hypnotherapy's next seminar will be in Toowoomba this Saturday and Sunday.
The seminar, to be held at the City Golf Club, costs $715 for the weekend. Book at riverinahypnotherapy.com.au.