The online video industry has been inundated with negative headlines lately, whether they relate to demonetization, Logan Paul, or inappropriate children’s videos. Earlier this month, however, one of YouTube’s top stars shared a piece of good news. In a vlog, Stephen ‘Boogie2988‘ Williams said he has lost 150 pounds since going on a diet. He has lost 100 of those pounds since undergoing gastric bypass surgery last August.
Williams, known for his outspoken opinions about online video controversies, previously weighed more than 500 pounds. Worried about his life expectancy, he opted for surgery, which was successful. Now, he tells his fans, he can spend more time in public and in stores without assistance.
Williams still needs to drop about 100 more pounds in order to reach his target weight of 250 pounds, but as the picture above shows, the results he has achieved thus far have been dramatic, and he is eager to keep losing. “I am stupidly motivated,” he said.