A Triumph Over Obesity
Eating Chick-fil-A to Lose Weight: My Success Story
It began as a little extra meat on my bones, or so I thought. "Alton, you're not big, you're just big boned," said my mom for perhaps the millionth time. I thought to myself, "Are my bones really bigger than everyone else's? But if momma says they are, then this must be true." - and I continued eating my fast-food order followed by a Twix candy bar and a pint of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream for dessert. As we traveled down the road heading back to our home in small-town Texas, I began to think, "Why am I so fat?"
Just four years ago I was morbidly obese (352 pounds) and today I am a svelte, 190 pound, 6'3'' guy. That's a weight loss of over 150 pounds, and I contribute the majority of my weight loss to a Chick-fil-A diet; well combined with regular exercise of course.
I am from rural Texas where most people like to eat, and I do mean EAT. For nine months, beginning when I was 18 years old and in college (I am now 22), I ate at my local Chick-fil-A in College Station, Texas for lunch and for dinner at least 5 times each week. I would order selections such as Salads and Wraps, Chick-n-Strips, small Waffle Fries, and my absolute favorite item - the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich with 10 pickles.
Consuming moderate portions from the restaurant and exercising at least 4 times each week, I was able to drop the weight and keep it off. I am no longer morbidly obese and I have been at my current weight for over 3 years. I know the obesity struggle, but I also know what it takes to triumph. I will live the rest of my life as a living testimony to hard work and dedication, always willing and wanting to help others, particularly America's kids, to live healthy and vibrant lives - and to eat at Chick-fil-A - my absolute favorite place.