For 17 years I fought a difficult battle with trying to lose mine. All of my life I was overweight, and when I entered my teenage years, my weight skyrocketed to a jarring 420 pounds! At age 16, I was a size 54 waist, and extremely miserable. I was slowly dying and felt helpless. One day, I stood up and said either I’m going to conquer this weight or die trying, but one thing was for sure… I wasn't going to give up! Within a year and a half I lost over 170+ pounds and dropped down to a 34 waist and now feel TERRIFIC! Be sure to download an excerpt of my upcoming book, “The Weight of New Orleans”.