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Traffic ticket inspires Summerville woman to lose more than 200 pounds

The day of a motorist is ruin each time he/she gets a traffic ticket but for one Low country woman, a traffic ticket changed her life.

The citation was the key that open the way for her to loss successfully.

Perhaps you are not aware that South Carolina is one of a dozen of states where more than 30% of the people are obese. Obviously, this is not an easy place to fight an overweight problem.

Being one of those thirty %, you are also facing a serious health problem. Studies have proven that 60% of people who are obese found difficulty in buckling up when they get behind the wheel and 56% more likely to die in a car crash.

Janette Colantonio, of Summerville was driving home from school when a state trooper pulled her over. Colantonio recalled that she saw the blue lights behind her car and pretty much knew what will come next. Colantonio was not wearing her seatbelt for her weight of 408 pounds, made is impossible to buckle up. In fact, she had not wore a seat belt for years.

She remembered that Troop Mark Amos was very courteous when he wrote her the ticket. One year and a half later, Colantonio was looking for Amos to thank him for the ticket that started her journey to lose over 200 pounds.

Colantonio said that the ticket was like reality in my face; and if not for the ticket she would not have decided to lose weight.
Amos did not tell her to lose weight, but to Colantonio, the ticket was like reading a book on eating healthy foods, exercising and educating herself about a healthy lifestyle. She could hardly believe that with a year and a half, she lost 200 + pounds without even resorting to surgery or pills.

Trooper Amos hoped that people learn from Colantonio; especially with South Carolina’s obesity rate. Amos is expecting that obese people would follow the example of this Summerville woman.

Matthew Colantonio said that people do not need to be heavy as they can lose weight. They just need a motivation to change. He considers his wife an inspiration.

If you have received a traffic ticket, please contact an experienced speeding ticket lawyers. Protect your right to drive legally

Source: Wafb Com

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