How This Baseball Fan Lost Almost 300 Pounds*

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Stephen Mariani (SJM1027) today weighs 184 pounds, down from a high of 475 pounds. Find out how he did it--and how this baseball fan's dream came true after shedding the weight.  Read his story on the Huffington Post.

Way to go, Stephen!

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GEORGE815 3/6/2018
Good job Report
What a great inspiration you are! Great Job! :) Report
You are so inspirational! I totally get wanting the freedom to sit in a seat with room to spare. Can't wait until I'm there! Report
Way to Go - your incredible ! Report
Incredibly inspiring. Report
Way to go Steve! Thanks for inspiring me. Report
CONGRATS ... thanks for sharing your story! Report
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Report
Congratulations! Thanks for the tips! Report
I needed the inspiration of your story today. Thank you! Report
I read your Huffington story... inspirationa and motivational! Congratulations! Report
work it boy u do the your thing Report
Fantastic job! Report
good example! keep it going! Report
Inspirational! Congratulations. Report
Way to go!! Report
You are truly an inspiration. I am so happy for you. :D Report
I never thought that I would see my ideas coming out of another person's mind like yours did. All the "I'll eat my last big meal and then start my diet tomorrow" and all the words you said to yourself that kept you gaining weight I was telling myself in the last few years. I'm really living the way you were living when you were at your maximum weight. Fortunately, I'm only 189. But I have 40% body fat and pre-diabetes.
I'm quitting all my old habits right now. You gave me so much motivation.
I'll start hypnosis tonight. I always had the mp3 but didn't use it much.
Thank you very much for sharing your success story.
I wish you all the luck in the world for keeping this weight off. Report
I am happy and very proud of you. Report
Wow, Stephen, your weight loss is amazing and inspiring. I can relate to so much of it, I could cry. The road looks so long ahead, but I am doing well today, and I'm going to make each day a small victory toward my goal. Report
Go Stephen! and Go Sox! Report
Very encouraging! Report
Wow Stephen ! Way to go ! I'm turning 41 & have been battling the scale FOREVER. At my age , the it's too late for me comes into play, until I read a story like yours. I WILL try the meditation /visualization . My life is pretty stressful & demanding & this may help me, too. Thanks for sharing & enjoy your new life! Report
Congratulations and keep up the inspiring work. Report
Great! I hope I can lose the weight like you. I know that sparkpeople can help. Report
Wow Stephen. My goal is just 100 lbs if you can lose 300 I'm more inspired. Thanks.
wow, you inspire me, thx. Report
Very inspiring - great job! Report
How wonderful for you. Be proud, you did such a great job! Report
What an awesome blog. Just so thrilled for you -and love those Red Sox!! You rock and are so amazing!! Report
Wow! Congrats on your weight loss. You have gained so much from such a big loss! Report
What an awesome and heartening story! Thanks for sharing with us!! Report
What an amazing story! You are proof that if something isn't working for you, the best thing to do is take a step back and analyze what s really going on so you can
do something different. It is sad that so many Americans are obsessed with
finding the perfect diet. Of course that never works in the long run.
Congratulations! Report
Wow, what a wonderful story! Well done! Report
Great reminder that it can be done! Congrats and keep up the good work. Report
Way to go! Keep it up :) Report
You look great keep up the good work Report
Wow...congratulations. What a great story. All it takes is to take that first step ad keep going and you just proved it. thanks. Report
The story about your journey is remarkable. It left me inspired and motivated to continue to pursue my own dreams. It had some memorable "words of wisdom" within it that I will use to fuel my own pursuits. Congratulations on the possibilites to come!! Report
Woo hoo, Stephen! Way to go!! Report
This is just great! Fitting for the beginning of another baseball season. Go Mariners!!! Report
What an incredible journey and such a positive message. Thanks for sharing!!! Report
Wonderfully inspiring story! He looks wonderful! Report
Awesome job Stephen! This is an amazing story!

Might I just add-- Yankees suck ;) Report
What a fantastic story! Very inspiring! Report
Congratulations to You Steve on This Amazing Weight Loss Story. It is very Motivational and Inspiring to All. Keep It Up. You have a Wonderful Life Style now. Thank You For Sharing It With Us. God Blessings To Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Report
What an amazing transformation. You should be very proud of your accomplishments Report
Your story is very inspirational and powerful! - Congratulations! Report
Glad for him!!!!! I hope he can keep it off. Report
Way to go. I wish i understood the part about visualizing and such, but oh well. Good job. What a role model you've become. Report
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