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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    Life saving injury

    Always being fat is hard, I was bullied for several years for being the fat kid and this is what kick started my journey
    I was born in England in 1994 and grew up a lot bigger then all my friends who always seemed to called me fatty.
    When I was 14 I had the chance to move to the USA which was a huge change, I could start fresh.
    I started highschool and joined the football team in order to help me loose weight, but not much success occurred from that, I tried and tried, but could only ever seem to get stronger and not skinnier.
    My junior year of highschool is when a tragedy happend, I was squatting 400+ pounds and felt 2 pops in my back, I had slipped two discs and was done playing football for the rest of my life, during this time my weight up to 275 pounds and I started to hate myself.
    Once my back healed I finally weighed myself. 278.4 pounds this was what set me off.
    That day I went to the gym and lifted weights and did cardio for what was going to be the start of a long journey
    I spent weeks and weekend researching diet and how to get into shape and found that to really be in shape you have to want to be in Shape, it's a mindset.
    For over a year I kept working and working and eating right, I know what I wante and that was abs.
    I kept my goal in the front of my mind, never letting it go and worked and worked, never took a meal off and never cheated on my diet, I wanted to be a new me. And I wanted to keep the new me.

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