The American Heart Association chose Mike Wilson as one of six competitors across the U.S. for the 2008 Start! Challenge at the beginning of 2008.
Mike is the associate superintendent for USD 501.
Four months later, Mike has lost 43 pounds and is the 2008 Start! Challenge winner. He dropped from 360 pounds to 317, lowered his body mass index, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Mike said he lost the weight by walking 30 minutes on the treadmill everyday, lifting weights and cutting out fast food.