A Chambers County man is enjoying what he sees when he looks in the mirror these days.
BD Sylvia lost 70 pounds in 7 months. Now, he's sharing his weight loss story to encourage others to become losers, too.
"I have to pinch myself because it seems too good to be true because for 40 years, I struggled. I hated what I saw in the mirror," he says.
In his book "Weight Loss is Easy", Sylvia maps out a plan: the before, during and after plan.
One glass of water before, during and after each meal.
He struggled with four decades of obesity, which started out as a young boy being called the fat kid in class.
"You see that you're different than the other kids and kids can be cruel and kids can pick on you and they can call you names and it's just painful," says Sylvia.
Now, with the before, during and after program and walking one to two miles a day, he's living the life he's always wanted and is trying to help others do the same.
"If you focus on I'm fat, I'm fat, I'm fat, then that's what you're gonna get. Start focusing on I'm slender, I'm a winner, I'm a champion," he says.
Those are wise words from a man who says if he can do it, you can do it too.
"If I can take complete control of my weight after struggling for 40 years, I know you can too," he says.
To contact Sylvia and to order his book, log on to http://www.bdadiet.com