25 Feb '16, 10pm

Doug Schunk lost 190 pounds on his way to his first marathon. Here’s how he did it. https://t.co/nCGBYr4ngF

Schunk, 36, a high school chemistry teacher in State College, Pennsylvania, was always a big guy, he said. Not necessarily obese, but heavy. “My mother tried to get me to lose weight in high school,” he said. “She said whenever you watch TV you’re not thinking about what you’re doing, and your hand goes into the chip bag and then into your mouth. She was probably right.” In college, Schunk was mesmerized by the all-you-can-eat cafeterias and noticed the salad bar sat alone in the corner. “You could get as much pizza as you wanted,” he said. “You could help yourself to ice cream any time you wanted. Make a concoction of cereal mixed with ice cream. It was just bad.” And then the fast food runs. Think extra value meals at Wendy’s. “I’d get a single burger with fries and a drink, and then top it off with a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger,” Schunk said. As his weight ballooned, Schunk ...

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