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Watch This Video and You Won't Give Up on Your Resolutions

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Already starting to give up on that New Year's resolution of getting fit? Watch this video and you'll get right back on track. LaKeisha Shurn of Berkeley weighed 348 pounds, was recently divorced and majorly depressed when she decided to do something about it. She joined GiveIt100, a website that encourages people to do something (anything) for 100 days. Shurn documented her new workout routine, her struggles and perseverance, and soon she exited the 300 club (weighing in at 299.4 pounds). She says she doesn't have a specific weight goal, but by day 100 she'd lost 51 pounds and continued to record her progress. Yesterday, day 124, she posted what appears to be her last video for a while, saying she'll be traveling for bit.

Give It 100 founder Karen Chen tells us Shurn will be making a public appearance on behalf of the startup, but couldn't give details. We can't wait to find out what they're up to. In the meantime check out Chen's quest to learn how to dance in a year. The video went viral, which sparked the 100 idea.
· Give It 100 [Official Site]
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