The History Channel’s ‘Pawn Stars‘ Corey Harrison has made the news headlines recently, following a life-changing weight loss of more than 200 pounds.
At his heaviest, Harrison weighed in at just over 400 pounds, but since getting a lap band fitted a few years back, together with strict preventative diabetes medication which he was prescribed by doctors, he was able to bring his weight under control and embark on a new lease of life.
Pawn Stars‘ Harrison spoke to PEOPLE magazine recently about the procedure he went through back in 2010:
“I literally drove straight from the doctor to the lap band center and had the surgery almost immediately. Back then, the surgery was too expensive for my bank account, so I had to pay with four credit cards, but it was something I had to do—I was not going to get diabetes!” He said.
Harrison told the publication that he lost an amazing 50 pounds in the first five weeks of his new weight-loss regime and then another 100 pounds within the year:
“I could never go back to weighing as much as I did. It made me realize what I ate, how I ate and what I did to myself. It was a ‘wow’ moment. I’m actually excited to go to the gym now. I box 12 rounds a day, five days a week. When I was a teenager, I loved snowboarding, but in my 20s I was too big to strap my feet in the boards. Being able to finally touch my toes made me realize I could snowboard again, so I went out and got new gear immediately,” he said.
It is encouraging for people who are trying to lose weight to see reality TV celebrities like Pawn Stars‘ Corey Harrison achieve so much in such a short period of time. This will hopefully encourage those struggling with obesity to take the appropriate steps to change their lives, just like Corey Harrison.