Chris, before and after

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Current Weight: 180 pounds
Total Weight Lost: 187 pounds

On July 29, 2003, Chris was in a hospital bed thinking about his death. He was scheduled to get gastric bypass surgery at 4 a.m. the next morning, and he found himself at a crossroads.

Chris could get the surgery, something he says he was afraid of, or he could continue to live his life as an obese man who weighed more than 350 pounds. Instead, he decided to choose a third optionsomething he hadn't really tried before. Chris became determined to lose the weighton his own.

After leaving the hospital, Chris researched nutrition and learned about the things he should be eating. He cut double cheeseburgers from his diet and became a vegetarian.

Exercise also became a part of Chris's routine. He started out slowly, but eventually, his workouts got more intense. Now, he combines weight training with cardio.

Surgery's no longer an option for Chris. He now weighs just 180 pounds and has a 36-inch waist!
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.