Here is a man who a few years ago contemplated suicide. He felt hopeless and had no desire to live. He wanted to disappear from the world around him. Just a few years later, he’s completely changed his life and is starring in his own television show. The drastic change that David has made certainly deserves a place in the inspirational section of this blog.
I do however realize that some may not find inspiration in such a story. An argument could be made that inspiration should instead be found in those who have been exercising all along. And while I understand these feelings, I still enjoy this story for several reasons. Perhaps most importantly, David Smith lost the weight without surgery. He used diet and exercise alone to lose over 400 pounds. Yes, he has had surgery to remove excess skin, but the actual weight loss itself came through hard work and discipline.