From the day he was born, Mark was told he needed to lose weight, according to a letter written by his father, who was a registered dietician in Pennsylvania.
But Mark had a hard time with it.
So when Mark’s mother started seeing a dietician who encouraged people to cut down on food, he did.
That changed the course of his life, he said.
“The hardest thing I’ve ever done, for the last 30 years, is to be able to have someone that understands my needs, my needs are what have gotten me to where I am today,” he said in an interview.
At the same time, Mark has lost more than 60 pounds and is now about 40 pounds shy of his goal weight.
He said he’s not looking to lose even more.
The best way to lose pounds, Mark said, is “to be healthy.”
Read more at The Washington P&rt At least 10 other people have told me they’ve lost more weight, Mark says, including his mother and a former co-worker who now works in the food service industry.
I was shocked at the number of people who said, ‘This is my life’ and that I can lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle, Mark recalled.
In the first three months of this year, he weighed just about a third of his previous weight, a new goal.
He’s still working on losing weight.
Read or Share this story: Mark, who said he started watching TV shows like The Biggest Loser and The Big Bang Theory to lose his weight, has a message for his peers.
He wants them to understand that he’s doing this to help others.