410 Pound Weight Loss


At 650 pounds, David Smith contemplated suicide. But then he decided to lose the weight, and dropped 410 pounds in a little over two years.
“I decided that the best way to get over my fear was to destroy it … and the best way to be seen is on television,” he wrote. So he contacted KTVK, a local television station that had a feature hosted by fitness and nutrition guru Chris Powell. After some initial hesitation, Powell took Smith on.

Now 240 pounds, Smith is a certified trainer. The documentary is called “The 650-pound Virgin” and will air Sunday night on TLC. Link (with video) -via Digg

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I saw him on Good Morning America. Good story.
I myself used to weigh 22% more than I do now, so I know a bit of what a relief it feels like to be at a normal BMI for once in your life.
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I watched the documentary last night on TLC. He seems like such a sweet guy! I really wish him the best, and I hope whomever he decides to date sees how strong this journey has made him. He is really a catch...
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They removed 30 pounds of skin so far, and will take more before he's done. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they kept it to use for burn patients or something.
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