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Obese Mom Sheds 158 Lbs After Father’s Near-Death Experience.

Many people began the New Year with resolutions for better health and weight loss. It’s not easy to make these kinds of changes.

Sometimes it takes a major wakeup call to motivate us to make changes in our lives. For a mom named Crystal Dawn Turk, it was her father’s heart problems that made her realize she needed a change and fast. It wasn’t going to be easy; she’d been overweight for roughly two decades.

At first, Crystal struggled with exercise. But she didn’t give up.


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By filming herself and taking pictures, Crystal could not only see her progress, but it also helped her keep herself accountable. It was a slow, difficult journey, but in the end her hard work paid off.

Crystal shed an incredible 158 pounds!

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Even now, she continues to push herself to meet new goals. For instance, her brother challenged her to walk up a mountain carrying a 20-pound weight. Instead, Crystal decided to carry double the amount of weight.

Crystal’s encouragement to others is, “Set your mind to accomplish something and you WILL do it!”


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Today, Crystal works as a personal trainer, something that is only possible thanks to her decision to make her own weight loss and health-related goals a top priority.

If Crystal’s fitness journey spurred you to stick to your own weight loss goals, share her story to inspire others today!

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