DJ inspires everyone with his astonishing weight loss

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Papa Joe Aviance hit #6 on the Billboard Magazine Dance Charts with his song “Last night a DJ saved my Life”.  What should have been a happy moment, turned out to be a reality check for Papa Joe when he saw the music video playing on MTV and VH1.  Watching himself in the video, he couldn’t believe how big he had become over the years. 

“I was 450 pounds—I was two cheeseburgers away from diabetes or high cholesterol,” recalls Aviance. “I had been big for pretty much all of my life, and I was sick of hating myself. It was now or never.” 

It got so bad at one point that he recalls drinking a two-liter of mountain dew every day, and at the same time, the local drive-thru employees knew him by name. 

“I cleared everything out of my fridge that was going to get in the way of me losing weight—cookies, candy, sodas,” he says. “I was only going to drink water or unsweetened iced tea, and no more fast food.” 

Joe had the right attitude though and began walking daily and doing his best to eat better.  Times were rough for the artist at the time, so he had to figure out a way to eat on a strict budget.  A friend told him about the local 99-cent store, and Joe was pleasantly surprised to find plenty of healthy foods to choose from.  

“Oatmeal, raisins, nuts, bananas, apples, oranges, bell peppers, spinach, salad dressing, tuna fish, eggs… I was shocked. I was blown away,” recalls Aviance. “It was a huge savings. I literally spent no more than $50 a week on food.” 

After 18 months on his strict diet, Joe had lost an astonishing 250 pounds!  Joe spends his time these days traveling the country encouraging and inspiring people of all ages to live a healthier life.  With a little determination and motivation, anything is possible. 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,



Jiroemon Kimura: World’s Oldest Man Turns 115

Jiroemon Kimura, the world's oldest living man, celebrated his 115th birthday on Thursday and shared his secret to a long life.

"I'm delighted beyond words," Kimura told The Telegraph.

Kimura, who lives in Kyoto, Japan, isn't just the world's oldest living man, but the third oldest man ever in history and one of 70 verified supercentenarians -- someone 110-years-old or older -- alive today. However, he is not the oldest living person; Besse Cooper of Georgia is one year older than Kimura, born on August 26, 1896.

Kimura has seven child, five of which are still alive, 14 grandchildren. 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. He worked at a post office for 38 years before becoming a farmer. He retired when he was 90-years-old and currently lives with the 82-year-old widow of his eldest son.

In honor of his birthday, Kimura divulged some of his secrets to a long life, which he says is attributed to eating small portions with meals three times a day of red bean cake and rice. For his last birthday, he dined on grilled fish, steamed rice and red beans, a Japanese tradition on special occasions.

 "I don't know exactly...maybe it's all thanks to the sun above me," a modest Kimura told The Telegraph. "I am always looking up towards the sky, that is how I am."



"Jiroemon Kimura: World’s Oldest Man Turns 115, His Diet Secret To A Long Life". IB Times. 20 April 2012. Web.  

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