Man shares incredible three-year transformation after giving up alcohol

One man has shared his amazing transformation after giving up alcohol.

Kenny D, from the USA, took regular snaps in front of the mirror and has produced an inspiring picture chart of his sobriety journey over a three year period.

His transformation starts at the 24-hour sober mark right up until three years on, and the impact is clear.

Each time Kenny received a new sobriety coin from Alcoholics Anonymous he would take another photo.

Kenny's pictures show a huge change in his physical health that can be seen from just 30 days in.

He originally posted the transformation on the forum Reddit, with the caption: "The Progression of Sobriety. 24 hours VS. 3 years. One Day at a Time."

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The post has received over 100,000 views and 650 comments – and there's been an outpour of love, support and admiration from people who use the platform.

Speaking to Bored Panda, Kenny said: "I took a picture of myself the day I got my first sobriety coin, 24 hours sober.

"I felt so ill and I looked so bad, I wanted to remember it so I wouldn’t forget.

"The day I got my 30-day coin, I thought my look had changed drastically so I took another selfie."

Kenny told the publication that he began drinking at university but years later discovered that he couldn't control the amount he drank after his first drink.

He said: "I could not drink without getting drunk."

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As well as looking physically better, which is clear from the photographs, Kenny says the biggest difference between now and then is that he lives his life "by a set of spiritual principles."

Kenny explained: "I do my best to not be resentful or spiteful or angry, though I am human and I have a tendency to forget sometimes.

"I’m not a saint. If I have a problem that I can’t tackle with stuff in my normal spiritual toolkit, I get on the phone to my sponsor or another alcoholic-in-recovery."

He added: "There is always somebody around to help, I just have to reach out."

And giving up booze has also had a profound impact on Kenny's mental health.

He explained to the publication that he recently took up painting and the newfound passion opened up "a whole new part of his brain that he didn’t know existed."

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Kenny now has a whole new perspective on exercise and healthy living too.

He said: "Three years into sobriety, every day is an awesome day and I can’t wait to experience the next awesome thing or meet the next awesome person whom I can learn something from."

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