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IN People ON 27 May, 2016
Obesity is a wake-up call, because with it comes tons of diseases and illness. Imagine what would it be like to lose half of your weight. Johnathon VanBuskirk did it. In fact, he lost even more than half. And, his girlfriend, Lisa Berg also lost over 100 lbs. The way they changed their lifestyles to make this drastic change happen will blow your mind. Their transformation is a living proof of the fact that a human with willingness can do anything!
Jonathan being 420 lbs heavy, and Lisa at 282 lbs. As kids, they struggled with overeating, as a consequence of which, their heavy weight!
"I was addicted to food - food was being used as a mood-booster in my household", revealed Lisa. "I never realized it was a problem for so long."
"My whole family is heavy, so I just assumed I was heavy because of genetics and it would never change."
When they met, John was already on his weight-shedding routine and had lost 75 lb. Lisa got inspired and joined him. Soon, they became each other's motivation, and became "accountability-buddy."
Lisa lost 110 lbs while John shredded 220 lbs. This weight loss left an excessive fat on their bodies. Their excess skin came into the way as they did their sit-ups.
"It was always depressing knowing that no matter what I did, I'd never be able to completely undo what I had done to my body", John said. They gave themselves the nickname, "The Thincredibles".
John wants to have a back and chest surgery in the near future. Since they are extremely costly, they will have to save for 5 years!