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Local man loses 320+ pounds, says "Don't quit"

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LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) -

We hear about the blooming obesity epidemic all the time. According to the Physical Activity Council, more than 68 million Americans are considered "totally inactive".

As a nation, we are bombarded with ads for diets, potions, and pills that are supposed to make it better.

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to "lose weight" or "exercise more".

The ugly truth is that there's no quick fix. There's no pill or potion that can substitute for a good diet and healthy living.

CN2 News talked to a Lancaster man who knows hard work pays off.

Wayne Curry has lost more than 320 pounds.

When he was younger, he was a standout football player for Lancaster High School, and then Virginia Tech in the 90s.

But his weight ballooned up to nearly 700 pounds, and it took his daughters filming him while he slept one day for him to make a change.

Curry said, "I just looked at that and it was like a wake up call for me."

Now Curry says his daughters motivate him to show up at the gym almost every day, "I got daughters and I gotta be here for them. So I wanted to do a life changing experience for my family."

One of the owners at Revolution Fitness Center is particularly impressed with Curry's work ethic, and his goal to get down to 250 pounds.

Sam Sinclair said, "He can come in here and out do anybody any day any time."

Fitness experts recommend enlisting a workout buddy or a trainer. Consistency is the key - work out when you're tired, when you don't want to, when you just want to go home and curl up in bed.

Curry takes that advice to heart. He's been working out for more than a year, he has a support team and a personal trainer to help him reach his goals.

His advice? "It's gonna take commitment...you can't quit....Don't quit, just don't quit. It gonna be hard at first, but with hard work comes results."

Copyright 2012 WBTV. CN2 News contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

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