How Football Player Achieved Incredible 135-Pound Weight Loss

Javon Anderson, 26, weighed 330 pounds until he decided to lose the weight on his own.
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Congratulations. Time now to Yahoo! Your day and we have a story from our friends at Yahoo! Health, a former football player that tackled his weight problem and is inspiring others. Javon Jackson is a remarkable young man. So many people try and fail again and again to lose weight. But once he made his life-changing decision he dropped more than 100 pounds in just a few months. 26-year-old Detroit native Javon Anderson has been heavy for half his life. It wasn't necessarily a huge problem up until high school. Reporter: A nose tackle on the defensive line in high cool and later at Wayne state university, bulking up was encouraged. You got to be a bigger guy to stop those linemen. Reporter: After college he ballooned to 330 pounds but in early 2014 he knew he had to tackle his weight once and for all. It began when I was at work and they had a weight loss challenge. I started to see results immediately so that really kind of fueled me to continue going once I started to see it was possible. Reporter: In just seven months he went from 330 pounds to his current 195. A staggering 135-pound loss. His journey profiled in Yahoo! Health's weight-loss win series. Once I changed my food and eating habits it became a lot easier. A lot was cutting back carb, sugars and instead of doing one or two large meals, five or six smaller portion size meals in order to keep my metabolism burning. Reporter: He credits the workout routine he created with help from his trainer. I always was working out with weights but the proper workouts which is what the line introduced me to was a lot of boot camp style full body -- Now he hopes his journey will inspire others to lose pounds the healthy way. I definitely hope people feel inspired and know that it's very possible. Such an inspiring story. Javon says it wasn't an easy process but what kept him from giving up is knowing how much of a positive change it would be if he took it all the way. He looks incredible. Incredible. Good for him. Love the story.

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