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Get Motivated: He Lost Hundreds!

I am always absolutely amazed with major weight loss, especially when it's been done with diet and exercise (rather than surgery). Here is an amazing story of a man who has lost hundreds of pounds (literally) with the help of a good friend, a good diet, a little bit of exercise and a lot of motivation.

Please know that there are parts of the video that are a bit hard to watch, so if you're easily offended then I recommend not watching.

Now if that doesn't give you the extra motivation to head to the gym today, I don't know what does. Besides, it kind of makes those last ten pounds you're struggling with seem like less of a big deal, doesn't it?

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Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I agree with what a lot of people are really puts weight loss into perspective. 20 pounds seems like an easy task when you compare it to 100+ pounds.
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 10 years
WOW! And I can't lose stupid 10 lbs :oy:
darkoblivion darkoblivion 10 years
WOW good for him! This is a nice example of losing weight the healthy way!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Wow! That's incredible! He is amazing! I just checked out that website - such a sad story, but I'm so glad that he was able to turn his life around. bigestivediscuit - I believe he was 26 or 27 years old.
kendallina kendallina 10 years
And...his story is so sad on the Stax website. I feel for him and I am happy he's turning his life around.
kendallina kendallina 10 years
Wow! He lost that weight in 22 months too. Amazing! I hope he can raise enough money to get the surgery.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
That is absolutely amazing and inspiring!!! Makes me want to work that much harder to drop my stupid 8 vanity pounds! I really hope those people in Arizona were inspired by his story so that he'd receive donations to get the surgery to remove his excess skin. That guy is fantastic!
minnie minnie 10 years
That is amazing!
tralalala tralalala 10 years
even though he is close to 300 lbs, he definitely had at least 50 lbs of excess skin, so once he has that removed, he'll be a lot lighter.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
i hated how the woman kept going "uh" between a lot of her words haha...and yeah, that skin was pretty gross, but it's much better than being over 600 pounds! you probably won't get a heart condition from having flabby skin! but he's still over 200 pounds, near 300, right? which is still pretty overweight. but a much better improvement and quite a motivation.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
He also looks like 15 years younger! That's amazing! I knew that the skin thing happened to people who had gastric bypass and others who lose weight TOO quickly on drastic diets, since the skin doesnt have time to adjust. But I thought that if it was done in a slow and healthy way that the skin would adjust, like after a pregnancy. There are things you can do whilst losing the weight so that it doesn't happen (lots of moisturizer, etc) but after the fact i guess the only option is surgery. . .
BeachyAthlete BeachyAthlete 10 years
It's :-)
carbizkate carbizkate 10 years
WOW. He looks great! It's amazing what being overweight can do to a person. It's nice to see someone lose so much weight the "old-fashioned" way, without just going and having surgery!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
he looks quite young, actually - did anyone catch his age? this is an incredible story.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Good for him. I can't imagine what it took -- mentally-- for him to stop killing himself with all that horrible food on a daily basis. I love my treats, but I'm fortunate that they haven't gotten the best of me...
BethS BethS 10 years
Good for him! He looks like a totally different person (a lot younger too)!!! I don't think there is anything he can do naturally about his skin, I knew a guy who had gastric bypass, lost a ton of weight and ended up having major plastic surgery because of loose skin, there was no other way, unfortunately. He still looks great though!
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
Somebody needs to call Oprah. Doesn't she love this kind of feel good stuff? She'd help him.
YaoMing YaoMing 10 years
Is there a way to do this W/O surgery? Gotta be a way to remove skin w/o surgery is what I'm saying.
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 10 years
you are welcome :)
rubialala rubialala 10 years
That's incredible.
djjax djjax 10 years
hey thanks
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 10 years
that is just .. WOW! I'm so motivated after watching this video! he took 375lbs off, and I can't even get rid of a lousy 60lbs! gotta work! djjax, the site is , which will redirect you to
smarler smarler 10 years
I hope he gets his surgery - he's sure come a long way and deserves to reap the full reward!
Amity-A Amity-A 10 years
I am so proud of him for doing it the old fashioned way!
nicachica nicachica 10 years
wow that was incredible! but you're right Fit, that part of seeing his excess skin was a bit tough to watch.
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