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Your Healthy Family: Pueblo police officer loses 100 pounds

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COLORADO SPRINGS - A Pueblo police officer recently lost 100 pounds in just 120 days. 

He spoke with News 5 about how he did it and what's changed since he dropped the weight. 

"Really I'm just a lot happier than I have been in a lot of years," said Officer David Woods. 

Woods was injured during a training accident in 1999. After that, he started to put on weight, and it just kept creeping up. 

"I fell into that kind of spiral where I was hurt so all I did was sit around, I ate, I didn't want to exercise because every time I exercised it hurt," he said.  

He tried fad diets but didn't see lasting results.  

"I tried some of those low carb diets which worked good, but the thing was after a while I really wanted some pasta and you just can't have that," said Woods. 

Recently a fellow officer told him about Metabolic Research Center.

"Now with Metabolic, it's such a variety, I've got their cookbook, I'm always trying recipes out of there," he said. 

He started the program about four months ago. 

"It's just been a great journey ever since." 

"I had already lost 20 pounds in the first week and I was just amazed," Officer Woods said. 

Since then, he's lost more than 100 pounds and is almost to his goal weight.  

"I've been really down on myself prior to going to metabolic about my weight. I've always felt bad."

"I'm actually seeing more of myself like I used to be then I ever have before." 

While Woods has short term goals like going back to running marathons; long term - he wants to be around for his family. 

"I've got my grand kids now to keep up with. I want to be around for a lot of years. I want to see my great grand kids and my great great grand kids; and the way I was going over a hundred pounds overweight there was no way that was going to happen," he added. 
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