Man loses 35lbs in two months after being disappointed in video of him proposing to girlfriend

A man decided it was time for a change when he looked back at a video of his proposal to his girlfriend and felt disappointed with what he saw.

Marcus 'Buzz' Busbee, 30, lost 35 lbs over two months.

Despite being categorised as obese on the BMI scale, Buzz never thought his weight was an issue until he watched back the video of the day he proposed to his fiancée.

"Being overwhelmed by the almost immediate planning of the wedding I put my weight in the back of my mind for 2 months, and ended up gaining more weight," he told The Independent. 

"I watched the engagement video again at the end of October and knew I needed to change."

The first change that needed to be made was his choice of drink. Previously he would be drinking two Monster energy drinks and four Dr. Peppers a day. Before, water was normally his last resort; he now drinks about four and a half litres of water a day.

He rerouted his grocery shopping tips, only visiting the aisles with fresh vegetables and lean meats and avoiding bread as much as he can.


Buzz before and after he changed his diet

He is hoping to reach his target weight of 190 lbs by his wedding in September this year.

Diet before


2 pancakes, butter and syrup. 2 pieces of bacon


Hamburger and chips, slice of cake. Or Fried Chicken and mashed potatoes 


Japanese: Hibachi Chicken with lots of White sauce (mayonnaise based) and lots of rice

Right before bed

"Hey, I'm little bit hungry I should drive to McDonalds! (Ugh what was I thinking!) 10 piece chicken nuggets, large fries, and large sweet tea. 

"I was probably eating close to 1500 calories as a snack before bed."


Diet after


Cottage cheese and fruit




4oz grilled chicken or fish and raw vegetables 


Cheese stick 


4oz grilled chicken or fish and raw vegetables


Raw vegetables 

Buzz said: "Drinking a gallon of water a day, keeps me flushed out, and full throughout the day.

"So far I have done zero exercising. None. Only diet based, and I've lost 35 pounds in two months. I still have more to go, but I already feel different. I look younger, I stand up straighter, I feel better about myself.

"If I had to say one thing motivated me it would be my fiancée, Andrea. She has never pressured me to lose weight, and has never complained that I gained weight. I want to look good in our wedding photos!"