Jeanette Colantonio (pictured before and after) weighed in at 408 pounds when she was pulled over by a Summerville, S.C., patrolman in March of last year for not wearing a seatbelt.
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Though, she had not buckled up in years because the size of her girth would not allow her to do so. Instead of being angry at the officer who gave her the summons, she wanted to find and thank him for saving her life.Colantonio says the summons was a wake up call for her and a grand motivator that inspired her to lose 200 pounds, reports WBTV.
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Colantonio had been driving home from school on that fateful day. “I saw the blue lights behind me and I pretty much knew what the ticket was going to be for,” she told WBTV. The officer, Trooper Mark Amos, whom she says was respectful, never once inferred that she needed to lose weight. However, when handed the ticket, Colantonio stared at it and it was as if she envisioned the following warnings affixed to it: eat healthy, lose weight, exercise and try to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The ticket was the push that Colantonio needed in order to get her on the right track towards a life that wasn’t plagued with all of the doom and gloom health risks that comes with being obese.
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