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30 Responses to Contact

  1. beverley bright says:

    PLEASE HELP ME GET STARTED.. I HAVE NO SUPPORT and .. you really made my day yesterday. it gave me hope iam 47 mom of two boys please help i dont work so iam ready for a goal for me

    • David says:

      Hi Beverly – So glad you watched the show, and I’m thrilled I made your day! Here’s my advice (which I shared in this post): What I would recommend is to identify one thing you can do, starting tomorrow, to be healthier, and then do it. Can you take the stairs to get to your office instead of the elevator? Can you replace a couple sodas and drink water instead? Can you pack your lunch instead of eating out? Start small, and do one new thing for a few days. Then, add a second new thing, and, a week later, a third, and so on. I’ve been in your shoes, and I know how daunting it can seem, but one small change isn’t daunting at all, and you’ll find that once you start making those changes, you’ll gain some momentum, and see that those small changes, added up, can make a big difference! Keep it up, Beverley!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hey David! I saw your story on Richard Simmons’s website. Richard Simmons is one of my heroes. I have almost all his DVDs. I was glad to find your blog through the story of your pals Tom and Heidi. I am glad you passed up the McDonald’s food which you were convinced of not needing anymore. I bet it was not easy for you to make that decision. I remember when my weight was the highest at 161 in 2005. I didn’t want to accept gaining weight as a part of getting older so I started to improve my eating habits by going more for salads on the menus of restaurants. Almost all the time I tell myself to drink more water. I even make time to exercise every day.

  3. Lori - Mansfield, OH says:


    I am so touched by your story.. and I can’t wait to keep reading up on your results. I’ve been struggling my entire life with weight, and I am now ‘morbidly obese’ which is a title I’m incredibly ashamed to have. I also am getting married next September, and I am worried that I am not going to look like a bride should because of my weight. If you could suggest the types of food to eat, and what sorts of things someone like me could do to jump start weight loss, I know I, like millions of others would be eternally grateful. Also, thank you, for being such an inspiration to people.. I know your story is turning on a flicker of hope for me, and I know it has for many others. Keep posting.. I love reading about you.

  4. Sabine says:

    Hi David, my name is Sabine and im German in Germany, ive been reading your posts ever since i seen you on a clip of the ellen show and i normaly enjoy reading them. ok maybe i didnt understand the joke about your friend moving here and about the awful medical system here …we have a general medical insuarance,, means all people are insured no matter where, what or if you work ,, so no worries, your friend will be just fine. by the way ,, i have 36 days paid vaccation a year ,, not so bad hu lol

    • David says:

      Thanks for the great note, Sabine! So glad you enjoyed the blog. My health care joke was sarcasm that perhaps didn’t translate. I know about (and am jealous of) universal health care in Germany and most of Europe. And who wouldn’t be jealous of 6 weeks of paid vacation?

  5. andy says:

    how about blogging on how to get through holiday parties and family get togethers, when you’re surrounded by goodies and comfort food? I’d love some ideas.

  6. Mayra Taylor says:

    Hi David!!

    Your story is such an inspiration!! I’ve had the yo-yo issue for ages and ages, mostly because I either lose motivation, convince myself I don’t have time to work out or I get bored with my routines. What is the number one motivator for you, and what are some of your tips to find time and keep a fitness routine?

    Thanks a heap!!


    • David says:

      Thanks, Mayra, for stopping by, and thanks for the kind words! Motivation is definitely one of the most difficult parts of weight loss – I understand completely. What keeps me motivated are the little things: being able to wear a belt one hole smaller, or the realization that I can do things that I never used to be able to do (read this post for a recent example). What really keeps me motivated, though, is this blog. I use it to keep myself accountable, which is KEY. You don’t have to become a blogger yourself, but you need to hold yourself accountable – you can keep a food log, join a program with a weekly weigh-in, or create a program with a friend that you touch base with on a regular basis. As for exercise, it can’t be an afterthought – as in, ‘well, I’ll work out if I complete tasks A, B, C, and D.’ It needs to be scheduled into your day, just like you would your job, a doctor’s appt, or dinner with friends.
      I hope this is helps!
      KEEP IT UP!

  7. wendy says:

    Are you the same david that keenlie posted about a whilethat was doing runing programs for people? If so are you still doing them? What info do you need from me?
    Thank you so much for your time!

  8. KW says:

    Hi David
    I have never heard about you until I read your article in the Edmonton Journal today!! (Alberta, Canada) what a great story. I love Richard Simmons and respect him so much. Now I’m loving reading your wonderful journey and taking notes!! I have 45 lbs to lose and have just begun to eat fresh and pay more attention to my health. I thought I was eating well and it’s bit of jolt to realize that there are so many foods that I have been eating that have too many calories in comparison to my sedentary job where I don’t burn off much during the day. So paying more attention and trying to get excersise in when I get home. wow. so much inspriration on this site. thanks everyone !!

  9. Vishnu says:

    Hy David,
    My name is Vishnu and I live in Dubai. Coming straight to the point, ” you did a great job” by loosing weight and is possible to every human who are dedicated….Congratulations.
    To let you know about me, I used to weigh 98.7 kgs last August and presently I am 78 kgs and I feel great about it. It’s a wonderful journey. What facinates me on your blog was – you too wanted to walk by stairs on the ” Burj Khalifa” . This intrests me as I too wanted the same. I do 45 floors in my building in 8.12 minuits by not stressing out. I am 39 yrs old and longing to walk the Burj…
    So how can we get started….How to go about it. Due to some security issues I feel the authorities willnot allow to walk. Do throw some light on the subject….So that we both can walk some day 🙂

  10. Great Job, David! It’s tough but well worth it! TheFatGuy

  11. Hey David! Love the site. Your journey is really inspiring. I’d love to guest post on your blog and then tweet the link out to my Twitter followers so we can get the word out about your blog and your transformation! I have over 116,000 Twitter followers (@samomidi) and I’m the owner of Please let me know if you’d be interested.

    All the best,


  12. David,
    You have definitely inspired me. I started my journey on October 16th of 2012, and so far i have lost 74.4 lbs. Your story is so similar to mine that i found hope in the fact that i could do this. We were the same starting weight and have the same target weight and I loved your idea of showing pictures of the shrinking clothes. I have already changed a bunch of sizes so i am saving some of my old clothes to be able to do the same comparison in the future. I just wanted to touch base with you to see if you had any input on how to bust through the plateaus. I had been averaging about 4-5 lbs a week and now it has all but stopped completely for the past couple weeks. I don’t want to let this discourage me, so I am looking for any insight that you may be able to help me with. Please feel free to check out my blog to get familiar with my story and what has been going on. Thanks for your boldness and encouraging story of success!
    One more step from BIG to small!

    • David says:

      Hey there! Thanks for reaching out, and congrats on the 75 pounds – that’s AMAZING! Keep it up! Plateaus are the worst, but everyone has ’em. I think what’s important to remember is that you’ve been having an extraordinary run. 4-5 pounds a week is staggering, and it was only going to stay that way for so long. The best thing you can do when you hit a plateau is switch up your routine, and jolt your body by making different choices. Switch up your exercise. Make some changes in your diet. If what you were doing before is no longer working, then you gotta do something new! Also remember that even though you may not be losing weight, the continued exercise and healthy choices are benefiting your body: your heart, your lungs, your muscles… so when the weight loss does kick back in, you’ll be ready to go and keep losing more.
      Hope this was helpful!

  13. Mike Manning says:


    I can’t seem to find your email and have a quick question about your blog. Could you email me?


  14. Hi there!
    We met at FitBloggin ’13. I just nominated you for an award:

    Best regards,
    Lisa Traugott

  15. Susan Klarenbeek says:

    Hi David
    I am in my 50’s and have bad knees so exercising is very hard for me. I try to drink plenty of water and cut back on sweets. What can I do to get my weight down without exercising so much. I drink water and try to keep busy so I do not munch so munch. I do work part time so do not have a lot of money to buy expensive foods. I need to feel better I seem like I am always out of breath. I only weight 190 pds and am 5’8 inches tall. I just need some advise on keeping my spirts up and still loose weight. I am really out of shape since I had knee surgeries. Help me out give me some advise. Sue K

    • David says:

      Hi Susan! Thanks for reaching out! You’re on the right path – lots of water and less sweets are a great start. But healthy food isn’t necessarily expensive food. Veggies aren’t expensive, and they’re a great way to bulk up your meals, feel full, and gain important nutrients and vitamins. Focus on eating lean proteins, like beans, egg whites, tuna, and chicken breast too! And you can still exercise, even with bad knees! There are DVDs out there with great workouts you can complete while sitting. Richard Simmons made one called “Sit Tight” – check it out here. If you google “Exercises while sitting” you get tons of results to explore. Recumbent exercise bikes are another great, low-impact option.
      Hope this is helpful! KEEP IT UP! -David

  16. Bets says:

    Would really like to know what you have had to do about the rolls we all have around our middle when we lose weight.They hang down and it is so discouraging.

    • David says:

      Hi Bets, I haven’t done anything with the extra skin around my middle. It may not be pretty but it’s proof of my success! Plus, I’d rather have some extra skin than have all the health problems (high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol) associated with morbid obesity!

      • Lynn says:

        Love this attitude and totally agree with it. I know I will have and already have tons of excess skin….but in some ways, it is my battle scar. So much better that I get through this fight for my life.

  17. warrior593 says:

    Hello David,bro I always wanted to be slim,handsome,strong,healthy but never able to find a way how….really man I never thought I will ever come across such a life saving blog….looking at your transformation I am sure I can do it,….I can shed 80 Kg …I can be a normal guy…Thank you my hero for sharing your journey which is not only inspiring but also a path which many people can follow to reach their destination..I showed your blog to my Mom she could not believe your transformation.She said when David can do it why not you. God bless you man!! Taking a cue from you I have also started a blog about my journey to be a warrior.

    • David says:

      Hey Warrior – Thanks for the note and best of luck to you! You’re about the size that I was when I started, and like you said, if I can do it, so can you! It sounds like you’re ready to make changes in your life. Let me know how I can help or what questions you have. Get started on that path and KEEP IT UP!

      PS: I’m very flattered that you dedicated your blog to me.

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