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    Posted February 21, 2013 by
    cincinnati, Ohio
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

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    Truck Driver DANCES off 100 pounds


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     drury1150 spends 50 hours a week on the road as a truck driver. On the weekends, he teaches dance fitness classes. He makes his dance routines to the songs of Usher, Rihanna, Flo Rida and even Justin Bieber. "I just try to make my class fun," he says. "I mean, we even do the chicken dance from time to time. It’s a party. We really get a good sweat with what we do." Through dance, exercise and proper nutrition, he dropped 97 pounds in one year. But he's not done yet. He is still working to reach his ideal weight of 260. "It’s still hard," he says. "I’m not going to sit here and say I’m perfect. I’ve lost and gained a few pounds over the year. It’s still a battle for me and everyone knows that, but it doesn’t take away from what I wanted to do to inspire others."
    - PM91, CNN iReport producer

    I am a 42 yr old father and husband from Cincinnati Ohio. I am 6'7" 300 pounds. I am also a truck driver and a dance fitness instructor. 2 yrs ago I weighed in at 400 pounds. I am the creator and founder of Big Johns Dance Fitness. I have lost 100 pounds driving a truck during the week and teaching dance fitness classes out of my home on the weekends. I say NO EXCUSES! If i can do it anybody can do it. I am now paying it forward in my community and helping others reach there weight loss goals. Teaching dance fitness classes is my passion. This is my purpose. My dream one day is to make a Big Johns Dance Fitness DVD and inspire and motivate the obese all over the world.

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