This is incredibly brave!
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Eliminated from The Biggest Loser or not, David Jones is not a loser — in fact, we get the feeling he's been changed for the positive in every way.
He's a good man, and a good cop, and all he wants to do is chase down bad guys:
"It sounds terrible to say. But I've kind of been spoiling [for a foot chase.] I go to just about every call that comes out going, 'Okay, maybe this is the one.' Unfortunately nobody has tried to run from me yet."
See? He was okay with going home. He had learned a lot, and lost a lot of weight AND emotional baggage!
"I quite admittedly told [my team], 'You know, I'm okay with going home.' And I was. Emotionally I was in a lot better place than I had been before."
Unfortunately, he's still not allowed to run because of his injury. The good news is that he no longer is taking medication for his high blood pressure and has not used his emergency inhaler since his second week on the Ranch!
He's so focused even after returning home, that he's taken time off work:
"I actually have taken three weeks off this month just to concentrate on the task at hand. When I did go back to work, the job did really get in the way. I told my boss, ‘You know, working here is just screwing up my plan.' "
So, what's he doing? He's limiting his simple cards, and eats about 1450 calories a day. This method has seen him lost about 100 lbs!!
Now, he's taking pride in how he looks at work, and who he is:
"A sideways glance is the way I always passed a mirror in uniform. I immediately turned away because it just reminded me of what I looked like. Today, I'll spend a pretty good amount of time making sure everything is shined up. I just [take] pride in the way I look in that uniform.
"I got called Eeyore on more than a few occasions because I just didn't want anybody to get inside[Now,] I'm so much more approachable and a lot more of them come to me for advice and instruction than used to because my attitude just wasn't wonderful. It just seems like for every five or 10 pounds I lose, I have lost about five or 10 pounds of emotional baggage too."
This is amazeballs, David!
We're so happy that you're doing this — for you health, for you kids, and for your career! All that hard work is paying off, and we are so thankful that you're an inspiration to so many out there!
You're the kind of officer we want on the force!!
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