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Tom Firshing weighed 652 pounds in May 2013
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Tom Firshing weighed 652 pounds in May 2013 and lost more than 320 pounds through diet and exercise. He says the key to success is being realistic about your goals. "Set small goals. Losing one pound a week means a 50-pound weight loss in a year."
To read Firshing's full story, click here.(Credit: Tom Firshing; Rory Glaeseman)

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Dropping lbs: LIers share weight-loss success stories

Photos from Dropping lbs, our health feature highlighting weight-loss success stories. Do you have a weight-loss story? Send it to ann.smukler@newsday.com