FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – In December 2014, Cody Murphy got the flu. He went to see a doctor, and like all doctor’s visits, it started by stepping on a scale. Cody knew he was around 300 pounds, but when he saw he weighed 333 pounds he knew it was time to make a change.
For his New Year’s resolution that year, he started counting calories. He watched what he was eating and how much he was eating. He cut out soda and started drinking more water. He said he used to go through a whole bag of potato chips in a day, so he cut back on those as well.
Cody had always liked to go for walks, but now that he was eating better he started feeling better. He said as he started feeling better he went to the gym and started running more.
He has lost 160 pounds since Jan. 1, 2015, and is preparing to run his first race – the Fort4Fitness half marathon. He said if you had told him back in January that he would run this race, he would have laughed at you.
Old friends sometimes don’t recognize him. Cody said it never gets old hearing people tell him how good he looks now that he has lost all that weight. He never set out to run a race like this, but he knew he had to live a healthier life. He didn’t have any medical problems, but said he knew it was only a matter of time. Now Cody runs five-miles a day, six-days a week.
Cody was a photographer at WISH-TV before transferring to sister station WANE in Fort Wayne in early 2016.