Three years ago, we wrote about how Pawn Star’s Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison had undergone lap band surgeryAnd it see to help him lose weight. At that time, Corey had lost 115 pounds. Continuing a high protein diet in conjunction with a working out with a trainer 5 days a week, Corey has continued to lose weight, and is now down to a svelte 210 pounds. That’s down 192 pounds!
Corey recently told People magazine:
“I could never go back to weighing as much as I did. It made me realize what I ate, how I ate and what I did to myself. It was a WOW moment.”
And it seems that his good habits have rubbed off on his friend and co-worker Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell. Seeing Corey’s success, Russell thought “It was time for me to get healthy. I started at 320 lbs. and now I’m down to 225. ”
How did he do it? “When I first began, I eliminated all processed foods except mustard. Now, ‘everything in moderation’ is my motto,” Russell told People magazine.
But Harrison’s success wasn’t his only inspiration. As he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“My dad died from pancreatic cancer at 54, two weeks before the show aired…. I’m going to the gym six days a week. I’m eating right. Well-balanced diet. I drink a juice smoothie every morning… I’m making sure I’m eating my vegetables and staying away from the red meat. ”
Corey and Chumlee, along with Corey’s father Rick Harrison, are keeping pretty busy these days. In addition to Pawn Star, the three have a spin-off show on The History Channel called Pawnography, a trivia game show where contestants compete against the Pawn Stars to win money and “coveted items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop.”
According the show’s website: “The cherished items up for grabs are from Rick’s personal collection and he doesn’t want to give them up–this is the only game show that doesn’t want the contestants to win!”