His advice? Don't count calories.
All in all, these weight loss winners lost a combined total of 2,242 pounds.
"Once you have a goal, focus on the process of the work and what needs to be done to get there. Don't let any of your emotions take over what you want."
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"I still occasionally enjoy a dinner roll or fries with a pint of beer when I am out with friends."
"I cut out bread, pork and added sugars."
"He laughed at me with some unkind words. I used it as ammo!"
That almost 100-pound weight loss started with just a little movement.
"He was part of my inspiration to change my life around."
How does a person reach 350 lbs? You eat that big. For me, these behaviours were set at a young age.
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