This is really the most incredible weight lost story I’ve ever heard

I lost 401 pounds without surgery or pills. All Carb cycling Baby! Working on adding muscle, tryin to gain weight, I know WTF!

Meet David Smith, he was 630 lbs (2003).

And now weights 229 lbs (2007).

This is his story:

I used to weigh 630 pounds. I have been overweight all my life. I was close to death. I was written off by everyone, even myself. All of a sudden I woke up it seemed from my dispair and I relized feeling sorry about my life wasn’t going to solve my problems. I decided to change my existance. I weigh 229 now, I lost 401 pounds but I have excess skin. I wear a Large shirt and I can fit in a 34 waist. WEIGHTLOSS IS DONE! When I first started loseing it was hard, I could only walk 500ft. I can now walk for days. I had problems doing everything, but I percievered over every obsticale. People used to laugh in my face, take pictures, and other degrading stuff. Now its another story getting buff, and so on. All within 3 years of starting. Crazy part is that Im only half done! I want to be around 230 solid cut up when done. I need surgery to remove excess skin, all my surgeries have been recorded for TV and will probally air next year. I have had 2 surgeries so far. One on Dec 7th and one on Feb 28th. These two surgeries removed 22.5 pounds of skin. The average person has 7 to 8 pounds of skin. My upper body is almost done I just need one more surgery. My lower body needs a inner thigh lift as well. If anyone wants to know how I did it check out

July 2003 – 630 lbs

december 2006 – 270 lbs The challenge with extra skin. The struggle is not over yet.

2007 – 229 lbs – After the first surgery – skin removal – 16 pounds of stomach removed.

2007 – 220 lbs – After two operation. He looks awesome!

More pictures after/before surgery:

skin pic old 15lbs lighter more tone feb 06

Kinda new stomach

8 weeks outa surgery

Skin removal Surgery

me at 229 was 630

skin pic old 15lbs lighter more tone feb 06

Surgery 2-28-07


Congratulations David! You did an amazing change in your life and you are an inspiration for many unhappy souls out there.

Other links :
David’s Myspace Page – where you can leave him a message for his great effort!
His profile on
Meet Jessica 7 years – 222 kilos – 500 pounds

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This post was written by bullets on June 15, 2007

30 Comments so far

  1. Steve June 16, 2007 9:31 pm

    Good job, man ! Better hope you don’t gain it back.

  2. Carol June 17, 2007 11:58 pm

    I cannot believe commercials are replacing telling real news in this country.

  3. ken June 18, 2007 12:01 am

    I had a cousin who died from complications of obesity a little over a year ago. He was 31 & weighed approx. 600 pounds. His body just shut down on him. I wanted to take the time to say that you are in inspiration for those out there who think they are trapped or that there is no hope or help- thank you for sharing your very personal journey.

    I feel you are a brave individual and I wish you the best.

  4. stray dawg June 18, 2007 5:01 am

    Hey. Late at night, ran across this. So, from some random guy in some random place: congratulations. Keep it up. Don’t be afraid to reward yourself for the things you do right, and don’t be afraid to forgive yourself for the things you do wrong. I’m really impressed with what you’ve done.

  5. Dak June 18, 2007 5:03 am

    It would be awesome if you could use a compressed air canister to inflate your remaining flappy skin. It would be a great party trick.

  6. Rick June 18, 2007 5:06 am

    Hardcore, man. What kinds of improvements in your general lifestyle and sense of well being has this brought about?

  7. Jim June 18, 2007 7:01 am

    Damn man nice job. Maybe you and your bud can start a family now. Congrats.

  8. stef June 18, 2007 9:20 am

    Great job 🙂

    i’m sure it’ll give a lot of motivation to someone with a similar problem.

  9. AG June 18, 2007 11:16 am

    Godd job man.

  10. sam June 18, 2007 12:32 pm

    Great job!
    Stick with your new routine!!!

  11. holly June 18, 2007 3:06 pm

    you rock !!!

  12. Mikey June 18, 2007 3:20 pm

    I truly hope that you use this opportunity to help others. I dont think you would go through this and not think of the impact you could have on individuals that need inspiration and guidance in this area.
    Good luck and god bless.

  13. Bryan June 18, 2007 5:35 pm

    Your truly amazing,
    I have always been fit my whole life, started when I was 11, I am 33 now, but I can only imagine the courage, and the strength that you have to undergo this transformation.

    Good Luck with your new life, and I am glad to hear your going to pay it forward. The reward of this is endless.


  14. Kevin June 18, 2007 6:46 pm

    Way to go man!

  15. Rebekka from iceland June 18, 2007 9:39 pm

    hey David I think you are great 🙂 good job and keep up the good work
    best regards
    Rebekka from Iceland

  16. HK June 18, 2007 11:52 pm


    From looking at the pictures alone, I can see a major transformation. Not just with your outward appearance but also the look in your face in the after pics, you seem to show a lot of confidence and hope. With that said, with your “new” body, I hope you always retain a humble attitude, “Don’t get cocky kid”, guess where thats from :).

    I wish good fortune to you!

  17. Jesper June 19, 2007 12:27 pm

    I am all respect for you. There’s nothing else that can be said.
    Respect, all the way.

  18. Elizabeth June 19, 2007 6:36 pm

    So awesome! You are an amazing person to have accomplished what you have. I hope you are enjoying yourself on your amazing journey!!!

  19. Peter June 19, 2007 8:53 pm

    Hey guy! That’s amazing!! You are an example for everyone who wants to lose weight!! How does it feel when you see again your dick? ;oP

  20. Vesti June 19, 2007 9:23 pm


  21. guille June 19, 2007 10:27 pm

    Madre mia, yo nose como preferiria estar, con los pellejos o con la barriga… nose lo q es peor, encima ahora con toda la cicatriz por el cuerpo… vaya tela colega…

  22. Adrian June 20, 2007 12:38 am

    Way to go, man. Honestly. Four thumbs up, hat off, 90 degree bow and d’Artagnan-style reverence.
    Are you gonna go for the Guiness, or rather show people how, despite being difficult, it’s something that everyone with obesity problems can (and should) do?
    One thing is for sure, you are the first person to prove that this is possible! After the American continent was discovered, everyone said that it wasn’t such a big achievement, after all you just had to get some boats and sail the Ocean Sea (old name of the Atlantic). But they omitted that until the discovery, everyone was dead scared to fall off the edge of the world and of the monsters that supposedly lived there. It took a guy with the balls to overcome any difficulty to do the trip and find the darn continent.
    So there you go, you’re the Christopher Colombus of recovery from obesity!
    Long and healthy life, and a well-deserved sponsorship to you!

  23. Bodybuilding Nutrition and Fitness June 20, 2007 2:31 am

    That’s an incredible story and transformation. Good for you in turning around your life and getting a new, healthier start!

  24. lou-bi-wan June 20, 2007 8:54 am

    Thank you for sharing, you are an inspiration. You’ve proved that there is a way out after hitting rock bottom, all you have to do is decide to do it! Wishing you a happy future. x

  25. Joris June 20, 2007 9:27 am


  26. Rizlario June 20, 2007 11:13 am

    K puto asco de personaje.

  27. dede June 20, 2007 1:33 pm

    increible, admirable

  28. Gilipoyas June 20, 2007 2:42 pm

    Faltaba el tipico Gilipoyas k dijera akello de ….. FAKE ! xD

  29. Noemí June 20, 2007 2:47 pm

    bravo, bravo!!

    estoy muy impresionada, te admiro mucho, debe de haberte costado mucho esfuerzo,lo malo es la piel que cuelga pero ahora debes de estar mas sano y eso es lo que importa la salud…

    muchos animos desde españa y olé tu resultado.

  30. Nelson Roque June 20, 2007 5:04 pm

    Pana te felicito., de verdad que es algo impresionante!! la fuerza de voluntad que tienes es grande., engo un cuñado que se llama guillermo que tal vez haga lo mismo ya que tambien pesa como 180 kilos. De verdad Felicitaciones


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