SINGAPORE - When Mr Jeffrey Chow was growing up in a poor family, there were times when he would eat only instant noodles for all his meals in a day just to save money.
"Five packets cost only $1.70 in secondary school. That's the reason for my size," said the 35-year-old senior director of financial services at Premier Financial Planners.
Earlier this year, he decided to lose those extra kgs for a good cause, and has since shed 13kg over 100 days to raise $30,550 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF).
The money was raised from donations for each kilogram he lost.
Mr Chow revealed his new 123kg figure last Friday at his agency's annual charity night.
The hardest part for him, he said, was neither the daily trips to the gym nor the road race he took part in. But rather, it was completely avoiding the alcoholic drinks that he previously enjoyed as part of his work.
"But I feel healthier, happier and fulfilled now," he told The Sunday Times. "More importantly the message I want to send to people is that everything can be done with the right attitude."