Cody Burgess Lost 177 Pounds And Was Finally Able To Ride A Roller Coaster Again

August 21, 2014 12:04 PM

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Cody Burgess Lost 177 Pounds And Was Finally Able To Ride A Roller Coaster Again

How I Gained It: My whole life I have been overweight. My earliest memory of looking at a scale was when I tried out for wrestling at age 13 and saw 260 pounds. I was so heavy that they wouldn't let me wrestle, so I quit. I continually gained weight from bad eating habits picked up from my parents. Oftentimes they would just buy fast food or frozen meals for dinner. We were pretty poor growing up, and both my parents were alcoholics, as well as smokers. This left little money for nutritious foods. We only drank soda pop, sometimes 10 cans a day! I don't blame my parents though; they truly tried the best they could to raise my brother and me. In high school, I began to work full time for a fast food restaurant, eating fast food for at least two meals a day. I never looked to change this habit. Every day I would start off with some sort of candy or donuts, followed by two 16-ounce energy drinks. My lunch would be some kind of fast food. At dinner I would cook something like nachos or fried chicken.

Breaking Point: I had several. The first was when I was 14 years old and was kicked off a roller coaster because the harness wouldn't close. When I would fly, I would have to buy two seats just to avoid being kicked off of a plane. Every time I would go to a restaurant I would ask for a table so tha...

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