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A man, who weighed 650 pounds and was unable to perform his daily tasks, has lost nearly 500 pounds.
41-year-old Carlos Orosco from Zilwaukee, Michigan was 38-year-old when he came to know that he was going to be an uncle.
The doctor told him that due to his weight, he wouldn’t be able to live a happy life.
That’s when Orosco decided to change his lifestyle.
“I personally gave myself the timeline of turning my life around before I reached 42 years old, to do what needed to be done.
I cut out all fast food, all fried foods, all pieces of bread, alcohol” Orosco told MLive.
Orosco lost 100 pounds due to the change he made in his diet. In 2016, he had bariatric surgery at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw and he lost 250 pounds.
He then joined a gym ‘Pure-NRGY Fitness’ and started putting more efforts. The owner of Pure-NRGY Fitness Roy Bates, who is now Orosco’s friend and mentor, said:
“Inspirational would be a small word. When he walks through that door, I remind him, ‘Carlos, people are watching you, but in a good way. You might be changing someone’s life and you don’t even know it.”
Orosco said: “I got my life back is what really happened. A second chance, more or less.”
“I think the hardest part of the journey was immediately afterwards. It’s been more of a mental process than a physical process for me. The procedure, the journey, it breaks you.”
“I wore these size 78 jeans, when I was 38 years old, and weighed 650 pounds. Today I turned 41 years old, weigh 185 pounds, and now wear a size 34. Anything (and I mean anything) is possible with faith, focus, family, and friends.”
“Stay as optimistic about the process as possible. Realize that where you’re at isn’t where you finish up at.”
“If you have the willpower — if you have that group of people that support you, anything is really possible.”
“I honestly believe that I’m truly living the way that was intended for me now,” he said.
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