Finding happiness within – At his heaviest, Tevante Clark tipped the scales at 405 pounds. He says he was emotionally and physically spent. He wanted the weight off and was thinking about taking drastic measures.
Finding happiness within – Throughout high school, Clark dealt with weight and body image issues. He considered undergoing gastric bypass surgery before enrolling in a wellness program at Duke University.
Finding happiness within – With the help of a dietitian, Clark created a game plan that regimented his meals and focused on improving his fitness.
Finding happiness within – He stuck with the wellness program for 12 months and went from 405 pounds to 280 pounds, losing weight naturally. Here he is with his mother, Beverly Clark, after completing the program.
Finding happiness within – Clark continued to work out, focusing on building muscle. He lost another 100 pounds on his own and now enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle at 180 pounds. Clark, second from the left, joins some of his friends here.