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10/27/06-Tyler

East Texan Shares His Weight Loss Experience On National Television

An East Texas man lost almost 100 pounds and soon, everyone across the nation will know about it. Mark Sullivan of Tyler, began using the diet program Nutrisystem a year ago.    

"I've been dieting all my life," said Mark Sullivan. Trial and error, like many, is what Sullivan, 37 says his dieting experience has been like.

"I think I've tried every diet plan that exists out there," said Sullivan. "Everything from counting caleries to gosh the liquid diet plans." A year ago Sullivan says he saw a commercial for Nutrisystem, a diet program that provides portion controlled meals, and it worked.  

"My goal weight was a 180 pounds and I reached that five months ago," said Sullivan.   As a pharmacist for Good's Pharmacy in Tyler, Sullivan says he did not feel comfortable with the way he looked.

"I give advice on health to people everyday and that's quite interesting coming from a five foot nine 265 pound person," said Sullivan.   Sullivan says he was also having trouble keeping up with his kids.

"I didn't really like participating in outdoor sports because it hurt," said Sullivan. "It was uncomfortable."   Now, Sullivan is able to participate in bike races and wants to do a triathlon, and because of his dramatic change, Nutrisystem asked Sullivan to be in a commercial.

"I'm sure everybody's seen some of the commercials that have been out with Dan Marino and some other folks, and I will have one of those commercials." Its a reward, Sullivan says for his hard work and a way to share his story to others about the diet program that changed his life. 

Sullivan says he's recommended Nutrisystem to many of his friends and all have seen results. You can look for his commercial starting next month.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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