ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - When a morbidly obese New Jersey man was asked, “What would you like on your obituary?” by his doctor, he knew weight loss was his only means of survival.
Three years later, he’s dropped 376 pounds.
Adam Slack was 585 pounds when Dr. Irineo Bustamante asked him that blunt question.
But he says it’s was the doctor’s frankness that woke him up. But Slack didn't do gastric bypass surgery or resort to any diet pills.
Slack, a security guard, began his journey, he wore size 68 pants and struggled to get into 6XL pants.
He reduced his 8,000 to 9,000 calorie diet to 1,200 calories and dropped 100 pounds in 6 months. He also started exercising. He began by walking a block with his dog, until he could walk 2 blocks, then 3 blocks and eventually, the entire neighborhood.
Today, at 209 pounds, he coaches his son’s baseball team, something that wasn’t a possibility three years ago.
You can watch his story here . (http://bit.ly/tP294w)
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