Anthony Ditched Junk Food – And 62 Pounds
Name: Anthony Riojas
Before weight: 245
How I gained it:
Constant eating of fast food, overeating junk foods and candy and lack of physical exercise.
Using food as a method of comfort, I felt the only way to escape my problems was to eat.
Constant snacks and junk packed on the pounds faster than I could count them.
My breaking point was senior year of high school when I stepped on the scale and read that I was over 240 pounds.
It was disappointing knowing that my father, who was in his early 50s, weighed only about five pounds more than I did.
I was distraught to realize how close we were in weight.
How I lost it:
I gave up beef, pork and soda.
I also severely cut back on junk food and snacks.
I became more active my first year of college, going to the gym twice a week and playing basketball with friends.
I also took up running.
Since my father was a regular runner and had run several marathons, he became my coach.
After weight: 183
Anthony has maintained his weight loss since April 2007