This video from BetterTV shows you Bill Larson, who lost 175 pounds on his own!!
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Bill Larson's Weightloss Success Better Audra: But we all know that losing weight isn’t easy but our next guest once weighed over 400 pounds took more than one seat on the plane and was never able to shop in normal size stores. With pure determination to live into his 40s and beyond Bill Larson lost 175 all in the zone, no surgery, no special food diet program either. He’s here in our studio now to share his success story and help other people out who are fighting their own battle of the bulge. Good to have you here Bill. Bill: Thank you it’s an honor to be here. Audra: I have chills just reading that 175 pounds. Bill: Yeah the weight of a grown person. Audra: How long did it take you to lose from beginning to end to lose the 175. Bill: Well from beginning to end it took me about 3-1/2 years to do and that was the beginning of me saying I absolutely have to live this way to save my life to the fall of 2008 when I finally hit my weight loss school. Audra: And you kept it off for? Bill: About a year and a half now. Audra: Wow, now it’s so tempting for a lot of people to have surgery. Why did you decide to do without it? Bill: I decided not to have surgery because I had heard ever since the early 2000 about how many people were having surgery and I just wanted to give it one last shot just to see if I could do it control what I was eating and make an actual lifestyle change. So surgery works for some people and that’s great. I just knew that it was not for me. Audra: It was a point in your life when you said that your job I believe and they took photos of you in a couple of other coworkers they wanted you to put it in a frame and you said that’s when you said I don’t want to do this. Bill: You know I have taken so many pictures in my life but I was floating down the river of denial to be completely honest with you but then it was one day at work in 2005 where I saw a picture of myself and I just decided that I could not look like this anymore and feel like this anymore that’s when I decided to do it. Audra: Was this the problem that you’ve had as a child or was it more so when you got older. Bill: Well there was a perfect storm of things going, yes I was an obese child because there wasn’t a lot of money when I was growing up and also because I ate a lot of bad foods so the combination of bad foods a lot of them and lack of activity actually caused me to become not only an overweight child but carry those behaviors with me into my adulthood. Audra: That’s amazing and you know with the kids today look at how much they’ve got to deal with in terms food choices it’s completely different. Bill: Oh it’s completely different but one of the things that I really want to do is to tell people that whether their 8 or 80 they can absolutely begin right now in their own homes. They don’t need any money to begin and all you have to do is start with sit ups in your home using stairs as your stair master. Audra: You even said use your bed like that right. Bill: You can use your bed if you just want to do sit ups there if it’s too hard on your back or and just cut out the things that you know that you can cut out. If you’re having a cheeseburger don’t have fries or don’t have a soda with it you know make conscious choices and you do it every single day and you do it for the rest of your life. Audra: I love it it’s just such an inspiration just having you here and you look fantastic. Bill: Well thank you I appreciate that. Audra: Thanks for being here we really appreciate it and if you guys want to read more about Bill’s story and follow his tips for a guaranteed weight loss success you can go to our website. Better TV.com and click on the link.