Pro poker player, Walter Fisher, was experiencing a dizzying roller-coaster of highs and lows in his life that ultimately led to a cathartic evolution. The 36-year-old New Yorker went on a hot streak run from February 2016 through to June 2016, where he turned 2 grand into $97,000 at the blackjack table. Unfortunately, like most lucky streaks, Walter’s would soon run out, and after gambling over his means he quickly found himself $100,000 in debt and 50 pounds heavier.
Ballooning up to 242 pounds, and in debt, Walter was in a tailspin scenario. “I was broke, big and isolated. People dream of what I had accomplished, and I lost control,” he told The New York Post.