How Did Corey Harrison Lose Nearly 200 Pounds?
About four years ago, the 31-year-old TV-star Corey Harrison weighed more than 400 lbs.—until his doctor prescribed preventive diabetes medication to him. He calls this phase of his life a “wake-up call,” and that was when the Pawn Stars actor decided to draw the line and shed a few pounds—well, a lot of pounds, actually. He signed up for a lap band surgery almost immediately and went on to get rid of an impressive 192 pounds.
In an interview, Corey Harrison was reported saying, “I literally drove straight from the doctor to the lap-band center and had the surgery almost immediately. Back then, the surgery was too expensive for my bank account, so I had to pay with four credit cards, but it was something I had to do—I was not going to get diabetes!”
Although he made remarkable progress by losing 192 pounds, he did not stop there. He dropped an unbelievable 100 pounds more during the first year after his lap band surgery. After slimming down so much, Harrison said he could never go back to how he was before. He started to take care of himself by keeping a check on his diet. He watched what he ate, when he ate, and how his choices actually affected him. It was a moment of renewal for him.
Enthusiastic to work out now, Corey Harrison boxes 12 rounds daily, five times a week. During his teenage years, Harrison loved to go snowboarding, but he was unable to continue his favorite sport in his 20s because he was too big to strap his feet into his boards. Thanking his lucky stars, he can now go snowboarding again. Excited to touch his toes again, he immediately got himself some new gear and went snowboarding to relive the golden days.
Fans of the TV star have supported and congratulated him on his weight loss. They say Corey looks just like the guy from the TV show Pawn Stars, except skinnier and more handsome than the one on-screen. Corey Harrison has been an inspiration to fellow cast members and has continued to shrink and to amaze everyone in the years following his surgery.
A much improved, happier, and livelier Harrison now weighs around 210 lbs. He continues to have his band tested on a monthly basis, and he leads a rather different lifestyle compared to the way he lived before he underwent lap band surgery.