Eventually, Tonya asked Johnathan if he was serious about losing weight. He said yes. So they headed to the nurse’s office to weigh in – but the scale kept reading “Er” for error. Johnathan was too heavy for the scale. Tonya ended up buying a special oversized scale. Then, she says, “It was official: he weighed in at 380 pounds.”
Little by little, Johnathan began to change his habits and make progress. He’d eat two hotdogs instead of six; one hamburger instead of three; he’d drink water instead of sodas and even cut down on French fries. He tried exercising, but couldn’t really balance on a two-wheel bike; plus, he ended up with lots of flat tires. With the help of a three-wheeled bike and swimming practice, he made lots of progress.
By the time fall rolled around, Johnathan had lost 100 pounds. His school even announced it over the intercom. Tonya says you could hear the entire school clapping for him all down the halls. Johnathan has been an inspiration and now is helping other people to lose weight as well. His coach says he loves the competition!
Over the holidays, Johnathan did gain about 15 pounds. But he’s back on track to trying and lose more. He’s already lost 110 pounds; his goal is to lose about 30 more.