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Darryl’s Inspirational Story
Posted: July 11, 2012
Darryl Miller is an everyday guy, no different than you or I. Read, in his own words, the difference some simple choices have made in his life……
All my life I was on the heavier side. At times I would lose weight and then put it back on and go thru the roller coaster of weight loss. Finally at age 38 I was up to 445 pounds. That was the heaviest point of my life. I was in a size 60 pant and 6x shirts.
My youngest daughter told me she loved me, but I was getting a little big. I started thinking and wondered if I’d see 40. So, on September 29, 2010 I decided to take action. I cleaned out the fridge and went to shop for healthy foods. I stopped drinking pop, beer and eating fast foods.
In the first month I dropped almost 50 pounds. It felt so good!! I had to keep going. I joined the gym and started to work out to get myself fit. I had to buy smaller clothes…that was awesome. By September 29 2011 I had lost 220 pounds, nearly half myself. All of this by just changing my diet and adding some exercise…..something anyone could do if they wanted. It seemed like a big challenge in the beginning, but over time I realized it was the best choice I have made in my life. I made this choice to see 40, for my girls, for my family, for my fiancé and for myself.
I now am a triathlete and active with many training groups. It was something I always wished to do and now it’s possible. What I did was very possible for anyone else to do also. It was a very simple life changing endeavor. Eat healthy, take advantage of the recreation available in our area and start to truly enjoy life.