"If you mess up, accept it, move on, and try to get right back on track."
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"Determination and willpower play a very big role in your path to success."
A little positivity can go a long way.
"At 17-years-old I weighed 407 pounds."
"I wasn’t looking for a quick fix, so I took my time."
"I was tired of slowly killing myself with food and alcohol."
"I realized that I was no longer living a life of my choosing."
" I wanted to finally be happy and look at myself with love."
"Little by little I felt my energy increasing and some weight was coming off."
"I tried the grapefruit diet, the starvation diet, the no carb diet, you name it, I tried it."
"It wasn’t just the weight that changed. It was how I saw myself and how I saw my life."
"I set myself a goal. I said I was going to do it and I did."
"I learned how to balance things out even if I end up eating that slice of cake."
Like always, it's about diet and exercise.
"I cut out processed foods, caffeine and alcohol."
"I felt like I was 67 instead of 37."
"This is only the beginning! I feel incredible having lost over 100 pounds."
"I saw a picture of myself at a wedding I attended. I didn’t recognize myself."
His advice? Don't count calories.
"I cut out bread, pork and added sugars."
"He laughed at me with some unkind words. I used it as ammo!"
And he isn't done yet!
That almost 100-pound weight loss started with just a little movement.
"He was part of my inspiration to change my life around."
WHO: Nikki Norton-Amaral
By The Numbers: 222 at my heaviest, currently 172, for a total weight loss of 50 pounds
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