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My family’s health issues scared me into losing 80 pounds

The Post talks with six New Yorkers who were looking for and found fitness and diet plans that work, helping them to shed pounds and gain confidence and hope in 2018. By the end of 2016, Richard Colon was stressed out and his weight had ballooned to 350 pounds. His girlfriend, with whom he had a tempestuous relationship, had just suffered a miscarriage: “It was devastating,” says the 30-year-old artist. “We had already starting to look for baby clothes.” The strain resulted in their breakup. He fell into a deep depression, which he medicated with fast food. He also began skipping workouts — which wasn’t exactly easy to do, since he worked the front desk at Church Street Boxing in Tribeca. “Here I was, this fat guy worki ...