High School Student Loses 100 Over Pounds Walking to School, See the Transformation

May 17, 2019May 17, 2019

A high school student in Ohio made a major change in his life, and he did it in an old fashioned way. Michael Watson lost over 100 pounds, and he did it by walking to school each day.

According to his school's Facebook, he did this sophomore, junior, and senior year. When he was 16, he weighed 325 pounds.

One day, the 6'4" teen decided to get healthier. He took a look at his life, and he chose to make a change.

"One day I looked in the mirror and I was like, phew, yeah, you've gone pretty far," he said.

He started walking two to four miles to and from school. He did this each and every day, no matter the weather.

Michael also made changes to his diet. He chose to eat healthier food like eggs and oatmeal instead of pasta and pizza.

His accomplishment has earned him recognition at McKinley High School. Family Support Specialist Terrance Jones nominated Michael for their "senior spotlight."

"His story is not the typical story," Jones said. "Kids are beating the odds every day, but he did more than just beat the odds."

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment and shows the power of hard work.