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Woman loses 110 pounds in order to join the US Army

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Karyna Douglass didn’t have the usual reasons for wanting to lose weight like a special upcoming event or to improve her health. According to a Dec. 6 report on Yahoo! News, the 23-year-old decided to drop 110 pounds so she could enter the U.S. Army.

She was inspired to enter the military after taking a whale-watching trip. The U.S. Coast Guard was there and Douglass remembers everyone looking up to the uniformed soldiers. She saw how they were idolized and wanted to be part of it.

Unfortunately, at that time in her life, exercise consisted of walking to the store to purchase candy. She spent the next 15 months working out and lost 110 pounds in the process.

Douglass’ success came when she began working out with a sergeant in Beaverton, Ore. Her routine often include thrice-daily workouts and changing her eating habits to healthier ones. All the hard work has paid off and she will be sworn in on Dec. 12.

Now she wants to put on the uniform and see where life leads her. She is looking forward to Army life. Of her weight loss journey, she attributes her success to surrounding herself with a good support system and encourages others to do the same.

Have you had success with weight loss? Share your story in the comments.

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