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Weight Loss Success Story: How A Westchester Teen Lost 100 Pounds
He was 10-years-old when, one day, his father “just didn’t wake up." Soon after, Yonkers native John Pike sunk into a deep depression.
His father, also named John Pike, was an active Yonkers resident that taught in public and parochial schools, was a lector at St. Anthony’s Church, and was a much-loved stay-at-home dad.
The junior Pike moved to Irvington in 2008 following his father's death, but it only deepened his depression. He had to adjust to a new school where friends were few. To deal with his new reality, he slept all day and turned to food.
At 16, he weighed 260 pounds.