Thomas Teneti used food to cope with the fact that he was hiding a secret.
But everything changed when Thomas Teneti shared his secret with his nephew who told him “That is no reason to give up living. We can’t change what people accept.”
By the time he’d worked up the courage to tell the rest of his family, Thomas said he was no longer looking for acceptance. He just wanted them to hear it from him.
Since coming out as gay to his family, he has joined the PHATT program and has lost over 150kg.
Here’s his story as told on Australia’s Channel Nine News:
Putting Health at The Top helped Thomas trade his high-calorie takeaways with a gut-healing conducive meal plan made up of alkalising whole foods as well as trading the high-sugared fizzy drinks with water.
Determined to live his best life he has embraced everything that life has to offer.
Starting with dental surgery – that gave Thomas back his smile.
Thomas was also introduced to a surgeon for skin removal surgery to become more mobile than ever.
To assist him in undergoing the surgery, Thomas’ family and friends are raising money to cover hospital care and rehabilitation.
“Coming out was the best thing to happen to me. I love myself, I have accepted myself for who I am and I realise that is all that really matters……..I spent 30 years of my life hiding in the shadows. Now I am glad I am able to live for who I am……. Now I am one blessed man because of the people who have come into my life offering these things.”
Source: Gold Coast Bulletin