This is incredibly sad!
Last night, former President George H.W. Bush was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
According to spokesman Jim McGrath, George W. Bush's father:
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He had a son, Jax, last April!
Naturally, he wanted to be there for Jax — and the best way to do that is to stay healthy. So he straight up lost 89 pounds!
Here's what he said:
"Something inside of me changed. I knew I needed to live as long as I could."
According to Tom, it was depression and overeating that led to a weight of almost 287 pounds.
He would eat things like six-egg omelets, oatmeal, extra large pizzas, breadsticks, and 15 diet sodas A DAY.
"There was a lot of shame. One time I had a tailor come over and sew the weights into my suits – this is what you wear when you are 210, 220, 240, 300. That saved me the time of going into my closet and getting so upset and frustrated. The moment I saw [Jax] I realized he deserves the best."
We're sure any father would feel the same, but for Tom and his wife, Jax showed up after years of infertility issues.
So he ditched bread and cake and hits cardio, circuit-training and abdominal workouts!
And the best part is:
"I have tons more energy to play with my son."
That there is worth all the extra large pizzas in the world.
So fab, Tom! Congrats!
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