Matt Diaz has worked extremely hard to lose 270 pounds over the past six years. But his proudest moment came in March 2015 when he decided to film himself with his shirt off to prove an important point about body positivity and self-love.
Matt says that he weighed 495 at his heaviest, when he was 16. Just look at his incredible transformation!
“I am trying really hard to love myself,” Matt said in the video. “I can’t preach body positivity and not show who I am.”
Matt said that while he’s trying to remain strong, he couldn’t hold back anymore. “I had to show you guys,” he said. “I want to be proud of who I am and I want all of you to be proud of who you are and part of that is not hiding it.”
While Matt said that he is indeed happy with who he is, he would be even more comfortable if he could get his excess skin removed.
He is also raising funds for his surgeries, checkout his GoFundMe campaign if you would like to support him.