I'm not sexy and neither is my story. Ever since I lost 110 pounds, I've met some of the most incredible people, most being through social media. Everyone's story is unique. Every now and then, I find myself comparing myself to these other stories.

There are so many people out there with incredible stories. People that are spreading the word about healthy eating and leading active lifestyles. I'm just a guy that lost some weight. I didn't get an ultimatum from my doctor telling me to get healthy or die. I didn't have to take a handful of pills every night. I wasn't diabetic. I was probably pre-diabetic but didn't know it.

It got to the point where my body had had enough. I knew I had to make a change. My body couldn't take all the junk I was feeding it. Once I made the change, I realized I've been sick my entire life. The things I experienced throughout the first 30 years of my life, the things that I thought were normal, I found out were not. The aches and pains, the gastrointestinal issues I'd lived with all my life were gone.

I really didn't have any reason to start losing weight, I decided to make that change. I could've just started taking medicine to ease my gastrointestinal problems. And it would've worked. And I'd probably weigh over 300 pounds now. After all, I wasn't that old. I was 27 the last time I had seen the doctor and all my numbers, other than weight, were just under the “dangerous” threshold. I thought I was healthy.

My advice to anyone looking to get healthy is do it before it gets any harder. Don't wait for a bad report from the doctor to get healthy. You don't need to be diagnosed with diabetes to straighten out. Don't add to that collection of prescription pills you need to take every night.

My story is unique. My before and after pictures may not be as dramatic as others with a weight loss story. My medical history may not be as extensive as others. But TO ME - my weight loss was drastic. FOR ME - my changes were essential and life-saving. It's given me a quality of life that I never could have imagined.

Small successes become big achievements over time.

Accidentally Skinny. Purposefully Healthy.