Inmate Loses Weight – One inmate was told by a judge that if he lost weight, he could get out of jail. That’s when thoughts turned to weight loss and that was plenty of motivation for George McCovery. He dropped 25 pounds before walking free.
McCovery, 37, weighed 345 pounds and was doing time for driving with a suspended license. Thanks to Judge Donna Miller, who gave him a “lose-a-pound, gain-a-day” deal, he made it out early. He lost the weightÂ in just 20 days, not exactly the weight-loss rate most doctors recommend.
Even so, he was happy with his results.Â “She gave me a chance to prove myself, and I didn’t want to let her down,” McCovery told the Orlando Sentinel.
Miller is a Lake County, Florida judge whose courtroom proceedings are replayed in the TV show “Lake Courts.” She has made a name for herself with her unusual sentence deals, which often challenge those appearing in her courtroom.
Health experts suggest dieters looking to transform their lifestyles shoot for weight loss of 1 – 2 pounds per week. However, the initial weight loss may be more noticeable, especially if you are changing your habits dramatically.
If you are interested in losing weight, you might want to check with your doctor. Do it slowly and do it right, lessening your chances of yo-yo dieting. Join a program that’s been proven to work, such as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig, and stick to it.