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    Posted January 13, 2014 by
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    98 Pound Weight Loss Success Story!

    Growing up the heir to a cheesesteak empire doesn't help pave the way for a life full of healthy decisions. Especially when you are named after said cheesesteak empire, as is the case with Geno Vento of the world-famous Geno's Steaks.

    Geno grew up surrounded by the Philly sandwich staple, regularly eating them (usually with cheese fries) on a daily basis. When he got up to 366 pounds, he knew it was time for a change. He proceeded with a successful lap-band surgery and dramatic lifestyle change. Geno is now practicing healthier eating habits (cutting way back on the cheesesteaks) and controlling his portions. He has also started a regular fitness routine with his personal trainer Donna Storm - head trainer at Philadelphia's premier fitness club SWEAT Fitness. Geno is down 98 pounds and still going! He is an inspiration to anyone looking for a fresh start in the new year.

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