'Pawn Stars' Corey Harrison Reveals How He Lost 192 lbs
Corey Harrison, who stars on History Channel’s Pawn Stars and Pawnography, opened up about his impressive 192-pound weight loss and healthy lifestyle change.
Corey Harrison Talks Weight Loss Journey
In 2010, Harrison’s doctor told him he was at risk of developing diabetes. The prognosis sent him straight to the operating table for a lap band surgery.
“I literally drove straight from the doctor to the lap band center and had the surgery almost immediately. Back then, the surgery was too expensive for my bank account, so I had to pay with four credit cards, but it was something I had to do – I was not going to get diabetes,” Harrison told People.
In the first two months post-surgery, Harrison lost 50 lbs. Within the year, he had lost a total of 150 lbs.
“I could never go back to [weighing] as much as I did. It made me realize what I ate, how I ate and what I did to myself. It was a wow moment,” Harrison said.
At his heaviest, Harrison says he weighed 402 lbs. He now weighs in at 210 lbs., and he says he now exercises five days a week – he likes to box – and has his band checked every month.
“I’m actually excited to go to the gym now. I box 12 rounds a day, five days a week,” Harrison said.
Harrison’s weight loss and new healthy lifestyle has also allowed him to return to one of his favorite sports: snowboarding.
“When I was a teenager I loved snowboarding, but in my 20s I was too big to strap my feet in the boards. Being able to finally touch my toes made me realize I could snowboard again, so I went out and got new gear immediately,” Harrison revealed.
Harrison posted the photo above on his official Instagram account, showing off how much he has changed in the past five years. In fact, he has changed so drastically, fans of Pawn Stars have trouble recognizing him, occasionally telling him he looks like a slimmer version of himself, something Harrison laughs off:
“I say, ‘trust me, if I were going to pretend to be someone, it wouldn’t be that guy from Pawn Stars.’”
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