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Kelly Nash through the years

As I prepare to lose the fat you can see how it crept on through the years. I have been fortunate to spend my entire adult life as a radio personality so I've met lots of stars and posed for photos. Every picture tells a story..about my weight.

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    Here I am as a senior in High school circa Christmas 1984. I started in 3 sports in high school. Soccer, basketball, and baseball. I eat whatever I want with no problems. I also was a binge drinker. A habit that lasted almost 20 years.
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    Respect the skillz!
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    2 years out of high school I already have a belly..and a mustache. This is the first pic I have of me at a radio event. It's 1987 and I'm working at a country station in my hometown of Hartford CT. This was their chilli cookoff, and my lack of exercise and increased beer consumption is obvious.
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    This was my girlfriend back then. She made me lose the stash and some weight.
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    This was a huge deal for me! I'm 23 and just completed a stunt of being frozen alive for 48 hours. It was to raise money for a hospital (and my ratings if we're being honest). I have no idea who the kids were. I couldn't stand for like an hour and so I just sat in this chair and posed with whoever wanted a picture. I think this one was in a paper or something, but you can see I'm thinning out.
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    Don't let the headphones fool you, that's not fat as much as it's skin getting squished. That's what I told myself. BTW that's Dino playing us one of his dance hits like Romeo, or Summergirls
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    I'm flabby because I don't exercise at all. Or at least that's what Ice told me.
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    I made a lot of money hosting a dance party for Coors every Saturday night live on the radio. I spent most of that money on Coors and other party events through the 90's.
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    Never let it be said I didn't have a mullet! This is George Lamond who was a dance music star in that era with songs like Bad of The Heart and Where Does That Leave Love.
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    Oct 1991. Now I'm starting to pork up. This is my friend Tom's going away party from our station and I'm bursting out my zipper.
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    Nov 91 my pants are ripping!
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    1992 Weird Al meets me and then writes his hit "I'm Fat"
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    George Lamond one year later and I'm starting to hide behind people for photos. I used that trick a lot for the next few years.
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    Marky Mark! Aka Mark Wahlberg, was actually my friend back in the early 90's. I remember on the trip over to this winners house for a pizza party he actually talked to me about my weight. I appreciated the concern but was humiliated at the same time.
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    1993 I remember cringing when I saw this photo of how fat I had become.
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    Ann Curless of Expose told me she thought I was hugable. She had a tough time getting her arms around me.
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    This was our Christmas party that year and we had Larry "Bud" Melman from Lettermans show. I'm a mess.
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    Here I am will current New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick at a celebrity basketball game.
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    In 1994 I started working out and eating right. Here I am in the same jacket as I wore in the Belichick photo but I've lost a bunch of fat and am starting to put on muscle. Lou Gramm and Mick Jones of Foreigner were impressed...I'm sure.
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    1995 Meatloaf and I both losing weight.
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    Now I look fat here, and I am, but a lot less fat than before and able to run up and down the court in this celebrity basketball game against the NY Giants on Long Island. Oh yeah I'm raining 3 pointers on these fools!
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    One of my favorite singers is John Waite visits my show, and I'm still sliming down.
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    It's summertime 1995 and I'm feeling great at this fund raiser.
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    I played in a celeb softball game with Conan O'Brien, and he told me he was surprised at my speed.
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    Word spread that I was a softball stud so Marty Lyons of the NY Jets asked me to play on his team as well.
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    Feeling fit as a fiddle when my step dad visited me in my Long Island apartment spring of 96.
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    Showing off the gams with my son in the caribben on our summer vacation 1996
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    Third Eye Blind singer Stephan Jenkins and I celebrate my continued weight loss in 1997.
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    Casey Kasem presents me with a weight loss award in the Fall of 97. Actually it was a Billboard award.
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    Here I am with some contest winners backstage at Madison Square Garden with grammy winner Shawn Colvin
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    I was very proud to be the thinnest guy in the photo for our Christmas party in 97.
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    I started watching WWF after people told me I looked like Stone cold Steve Austin. I loved their show circa 97-02. Here I am at Monday Night Raw in New Haven when the rattlesnake decided to grab a seat in front of me to upset the Undertaker during his match.
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    I also got to work at the worlds biggest radio station Z100 NYC! Here I am with my old friend Clarence in the studio around Thanksgiving 97.
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    I'm 6'1". These Harlem globetrotters are 7' plus. But I'm still as thin as them as we kick of 98
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    First big weight control problem happened on this night. I hadn't had a drink in about 4 years. This was at Lenny Kravitz record release party in 98. The other guy is Mike Easterlin and he along with another guy get me hammered. Moments before this pic I tried to kiss Cindy Crawford. I'm off the wagon.
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    Still keeping it together with lots of workouts. I'm coaching this celebrity basketball game.
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    Summer of 98 Rob Thomas and I talked about struggling with weight after I introduced Matchbox 20 in Wallingford CT.
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    Oct 98 and I'm at Yankee Stadium to watch my beloved Yanks win the American League pennent! I'm drunk if can't tell in the picture.
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    The chin is dropping again as I was drinking free booze at the John Mellencamp party.
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    Here's where I really start falling apart. About 3 weeks before this picture with Celine Dion I hurt a disc in my back playing basketball. That injury led to lots of pity drinking and a shut down of the workouts.
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    Look it's Jordan Knight and me in a baggy sweater.
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    I coached the College Football All Americans in their celebrity basketball game again in 99 but look a lot fatter than I did in 98.
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    I don't remember this All American's name but do remember looking at this phot and thinking I look like crap.
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    I was thankful Salt decided to pose in front of my belly as Pepa and Spinderella snuggled up. It's late fall 99 and I was about to make a decision that would guarentee I would get even fatter.
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    I decided to leave radio and join Universal records. Here Ludacris welcomes me to our offices in DC.
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    Working for Universal my job was to get records played at radio. I had a big expense account to help make friends and influence them. The influencing usually happened while we were both under the influence. Here I am taking Nelly to one of his first radio concerts. It's supposed to be a beach party for 92 Jams in Baltimore and I look like the whale.
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    I got a VIP tour of the White House while working in DC summer of 2000
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    Here I am all in black because it's thinning about to walk the red carpet for the 2000 Grammy awards with my boss.
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    This is Norfolk VA and I'm a fat drunk slob introducing our rock band Tonic to some radio guys.
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    Doin what I do best.
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    Here I am in DC with Godsmack. Lead singer Sully used to say "get your stunt livers in boys" before our nights out drinking.
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    This is Eiffel 65 who sang "I'm Blue da bee da" in Baltimore. The way I'm posing really shows my sagging gut.
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    On tour with 3 Doors Down I posed with some Penthouse Pets who were at the show. Yeah I had no chance.
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    I remember being embarassed during a conversation with model Roshumba Williams and Universal's artist Phoenix Stone in Summer of 2001 when they started talking about workout tips. I actually knew some good ones but felt foolish trying to tell them anything looking like this
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    It's spring time 2002 and I'm back at my old station Z-100 with Nelly who by now is a major star. I don't look anything like the same guy who less than 5 years earlier was on the air there.
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    Fall of 2002 I posed for my Christmas card picture with Nelly backstage at the Nassau Colliseum. I'm probably 10 pounds heavier from the spring and 30 pounds heavier from our first photo together.
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    This is Christmas of 2003. I have made 3 great decisions in the past few weeks. I have left Universal, became a Christian, and am about to get married to this amazing woman!
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    Getting baptised in the ocean at Isle of Palms Spring 04.
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    I'm at my fattest Summer of 04 with USC President Dr Andrew Sorensen. I quit drinking a few months earlier and replaced drinking with eating sweets. I'll be diagnosed as a diabetic shortly after this picture is taken
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    My wife drags me out on hikes. I hated it at first but actually enjoy them now.
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    This is me with Jonathon Rush and Jakie Wells in 06 when Jackie lost a bet and had to wear a Gamecocks shirt.
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    By the Summer of 07 I was lifting again and I'm sure Daughtry was impressed.
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    Summer of 08 golfing in the Richland county sherrifs tournament.
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    Labor Day 2009. Golfing with my friend Mark in Hollywood...SC. I haven't lifted or really exercised in months and am all flab. I hate how I look and feel. Mark just started a serious weight loss program and we're looking forward to taking our picture next Labor Day to see the improvements.