Google Street View Pushes Man to Lose 100 Pounds

Bob Mewse lost 100 pounds after seeing Google Street View image of himself.
British man, Bob Mewse, lost 100 pounds after seeing shockingly fat picture of himself on Google Street View. (Google Street View)

(CBS) A British man searching for a way to lose weight, finally found inspiration when he saw a Google Street View image of his own enormous belly jutting out of his jeans.

Bob Mewse, 56, was so horrified he pushed himself to lose 98 pounds. That's according to the Daily Mail.

"I'd been thinking about losing weight for some time but after seeing that picture, I knew that I actually had to do something about it," he said, according to the British paper. "I was in such bad condition that I was unable to walk and talk at the same time."

Not anymore. Mewse is now 196 pounds and the former sweet lover says his blood pressure is finally in check.

How did he do it?

According to the Daily Mail, Mewse didn't Google any secret diet plan. He joined a gym, got a trainer and cut out the sugar laden and fat rich foods he favored.

"If I can do this, anybody can," he told the Daily Mail. "I'm just an ordinary bloke. I feel much healthier now."

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