Twenty-one year old Jay Roundtree once weighed 405 pounds. Roundtree has always been athletic he said, but once he stopped playing sports, and starting video gaming he starting gaining weight.
Roundtree said he started loosing weighing when he started the P90x exercise program, and a strict 1500 calorie diet. It took him a total of 19 months to get down to his ideal weight.
In an interview with LancasterGazette ”I didn’t like the way I looked,” Roundtree said. “I’ve always been a happy person. Everybody always thought I was just happy about everything. But I was never happy about my weight or the way I looked.”
Roundtree said it’s always been a dream of his to follow in his families footsteps and serve his country. Roundtree heads to Army boot camp in Fort Benning, Georgia on Nov. 13 and hopes to eventually be a police officer.