Man Who Lost 220 Pounds Inspires Others New Year's Goals

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22-year-old UW Stevens Point student Troy Fox got to ring in 2014 weighing 220 pounds less than he did when the ball dropped in Times Square back in 2012.

Newschannel 7 first introduced you to Troy back in August, and now five months later he continues to maintain his weight. Just as importantly, he is inspiring others to do the same.
He is living proof that people can achieve their weight loss goals this new year.

Fox once weighed 435 pounds but is now down to about 200.
His weight loss journey began about two years ago after being inspired to lose weight after his dad was diagnosed with cancer.
He says that having challenging but realistic goals is one of the keys to weight loss. He wants everyone to know how rewarding it is when you can achieve them.

"You feel really good about yourself when you follow through on it and it says a lot about who you are as a person when you do what you say you are going to do. Its not just physical but it is mental and emotional." Fox says.

Troy also says that he feels the downfall of many people trying to lose weight is that they give up too quickly if they don't see immediate results.
He says people need to look at the big picture and realize that it often takes a long time to achieve your goals.

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