Meet Jason, a 37-year-old father from Quincy, Ill., who lost 245 lbs. on Nutrisystem! Originally weighing in at 437 lbs., all Jason could hear was his wife's voice in his head: "I don't want to raise our kids alone."
"The thought of leaving her and my daughters alone, knowing that I could have done something about it, was gut-wrenching," he tells Closer. Here's how he successfully turned his life around!
"I had a beautiful family, great friends and a job I loved. And I still have all those things today, but my perspective has changed. I look back and see how depressed I was...how I always chose to stay home instead of going out."
"When my wife and I found out we were expecting our second child, I knew something had to change. I did hours and hours of research on different programs, diets and pills. I knew I needed something that was going to help me not only lose weight, but teach me healthy eating habits. So I chose Nutrisystem and never looked back."
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"I quickly learned what healthy eating looked like. What proper portion control looked like. And that's the best thing Nutrisystem did for me, it gave me the tools to be successful longterm. I went from eating upwards of 5,000 calories a day to 1,700 calories a day. The exercise came much slower. At my size everything was difficult. I remember standing on the treadmill for the first time and barely being able to walk for 15 minutes. But as the weight came off I was able to do more and more."
"Amazing. Incredible. Liberating. All of those things and more. I look at life in a completely different way now. I look at every opportunity as a chance to try something new, to be stretched and grow as a person. Most importantly, I'm happier and healthier and that makes me a better husband and father."
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"That one mistake doesn't mean you're a failure. One bad meal doesn't mean you've ruined every thing. It's a process, there will be ups and downs in life and on the scale, but those don't define you, they only shape you. Someone told me early on in my journey that I didn't put all my weight on over night, so I can't expect it to come off over night either. It takes time and it takes perseverance but the end goal is worth every minute of it."
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