Tyler Whitman is opening up about his stunning weight loss, and the reality star describes how an embarrassing moment started his journey of dropping over 200 pounds!
The ‘Million Dollar Listing’ star wrote a touching essay for Today.com revealing the struggle of weighing over 300 pounds and having a “rock bottom moment” that changed his life forever. As you can imagine, the transformation is remarkable, and the story that goes along with it is worth hearing.
The reality star describes dancing at a Phish concert, back in 2015, when he “began to feel faint and nearly passed out.” At the time, he was pushing the scales at over 300 pounds, and knew “this time was different.”
“I was sobbing, humiliated,” he recalled. Adding, “I said to my friend, I am taking care of this. I am done.”
‘Million Dollar Listing’ Star — Past And Present!
Whitman describes his weight issues causing problems with his career as a real estate agent, saying he was “too ashamed to see clients in person anymore. The reality star admitted he would only post photos of himself from the shoulder up on dating apps too.
“Usually before a meeting, potential dates would ask to see a full-body photo. On the rare occasion they didn’t, I would show up for the date and they would have that ‘oh my’ moment and look on their face, I felt so isolated. I was binging a lot,” he recalled.
Adding, “I felt like I had to make up for being overweight by putting on a show. My inner story was, ‘I know I’m fat, but I promise I’m awesome…let me put on this performance for you. The funny-guy schtick was exhausting and it made it hard for people to connect with me. I thought I was destined for a sad and lonely life.”
See Tyler Whitman’s Amazing Transformation!
The ‘rock bottom moment’ Whitman opted for gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. Now, the reality star has lost over 200 pounds and has successfully kept it off for five more years! “That plus exercise and a healthy diet worked for me,” he wrote. Unfortunately, the weight came with a few tough realizations for the reality star. “Once I lost the weight, things changed for me. Suddenly, people who never paid attention to me before did. The attention came from everywhere. It made me nervous, and it made me angry, too, I couldn’t help thinking, ‘You a–holes never gave a crap about me when I was fat,'” he said.
Also, Witman revealed he started drinking to calm himself down during that time and revealed he was drinking every day. In 2020, he got sober and has never looked back.
As for the remarkable photos, Whitman says, “You know those before-and-after photos of people who have lost a lot of weight? Instead of before and after, I prefer to say past and present — because it’s not as though the work is done.”
The bottom line, he looks amazing!
‘MDLNY’ Star Looks Amazing!