In 2019, Peter Schoderbek was a college student at West Virginia University, earning his bachelor’s degree in forestry. It was his goal to be a forester and spend a good deal of time in nature.
But the 23-year-old weighed in at 442 pounds. He knew that he wouldn’t be able to pursue his dream career in his current state.
“In that field, you’re out in the woods all day walking around,” he told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “Started to you know, realize, you’re not going to be able to do anything like this as a job one day if you’re like this, so I decided to start dieting pretty hard.”
So Schoderbek did what many do: He cut out carbs, ate more fresh fruits and vegetables and started an exercise regimen.
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