Watch this 600 lbs. man take control of his life with sheer determination and positivity

We all have heard miraculous stories of people losing huge amount of weight and taking control of their bodies and life. What we don’t see is the enormous determination and will power that has made these people achieve their goals. Achieving what they want ignoring the jeers and stares of people is what makes these guys special.

Such is a story of Derek Mitchell, a young man who once weighed 625 pounds. Reaching that number on the weighing scale shocked and made him scare for his life. From there started his journey towards healthiness. For first he gave up on soda and fast food completely and when that started showing results he opted for something traditional, he started running.

Derek Mitchell, a young man who once weighed 625 pounds
Derek Mitchell, a young man who once weighed 625 pounds. © New York Post / facebook

It’s understandable the kind of negativity he had faced in the early days. Seeing a man who is bigger in size running invited unwanted attention, mostly negative but some positive too. What started as a 2 mile run has now turned up his mission. He has run 5k race every month in 2015 and plans to continue to do so. This way he supporting many causes and also working on his health.

Derek Mitchell has lost more than 100 pounds in a year. That’s an amazing feat considering he has not opted for any surgery, crash diet and a gym. Running a marathon is what he dreams of and has signed up for it. We really hope that he achieves that milestone.

Derek Mitchell has lost more than 100 pounds in a year.
Derek Mitchell has lost more than 100 pounds in a year. © New York Post / facebook

Your body in whatever shape, size or color is god’s gift to you. Sometimes we lose control on it and things go haywire but till you are breathing you have a chance to make it healthier. All you need is believe in yourself and approach the issue with a positive mindset.

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See this inspiring video of Derek here and watch him talking about his journey.

Sending good vibes and love to you Derek.

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