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July 19th, 2010
01:38 PM ET

Boy, 10, cuts portions, downsizes himself

At the end of his 31-day challenge to eat healthy, home-cooked foods, Marshall Reid, an iReporter, admitted it wasn’t easy giving up the sweets and junk food.

“At first, it was pretty hard,” said the 10-year-old video blogger.  “You get into a roll of eating healthier.  Once in a while, you can have a little treat to tide through.”

Marshall told CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield that the family had to change their eating habits because “we were getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”

Inspired by the movie, "Super Size Me," Marshall and his older sister, Jordan decided to do the opposite of the documentary and eat healthy for 31 days of summer, calling it Portion Size Me.

“I’ve lost 11 pounds,” he said.  “I’ve had a lot more energy.”  People have noticed that he looks a lot slimmer, too.

Previous updates on Marshall: At age 10, boy chronicles weight loss and Boy, 10, loses 11 pounds on monthlong mission

His newest challenge starts Monday in which Marshall makes 10 days of healthy, packable school lunches.

His blog updates are available on iReport and YouTube.


soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Valerie

    I am really impressed by this kid! Way to go Marshall!

    July 19, 2010 at 14:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RT

    Great job, Marshall. Remeber to follow it up with some sort of physical activity as well. Such as normal outdoor play like biking, swimming, sports or just chasing your buddies around.

    July 19, 2010 at 16:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Dan

    Way to go Marshall – you proved it CAN be done!

    July 19, 2010 at 16:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. TnT

    What an inspiration!!! Great Job!!!!

    July 19, 2010 at 16:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Angela

    Marshall, you are an inspiration to kids and adults alike. I am inspired by your "challenge" and am working them into my own eating habits as well.
    Keep up the good work.

    July 19, 2010 at 16:47 | Report abuse | Reply
    • BIGDEAL

      BIG DEAL! I was never overweight as a kid. That is disgusting. Only fat slobs in America think this is a great accomplishment. Big deal, he is not FAT anymore. What next an award for NOT stabbing yourself with a knife? WOW.

      July 19, 2010 at 19:45 | Report abuse |
  6. Kevin H

    Marshall – good job. Make sure your friends know about your I-Report and pass it along. It's tough to lose weight. Exercise is also key – I know because I have trouble with the exercise part myself. Keep up the good work and know that people are rooting for you!

    July 19, 2010 at 16:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Patrice

    GREAT JOB, Marshall! I remember reading an earlier article about your documentary and am so happy to hear that you are meeting success. 11 pounds down in a month is great, and continuing to make healthy choices is even better.

    I was a heavy young person, like yourself, and I'm now a heavy adult. It took me a LONG time to come to the realization that I deserve the time, energy, and committment it takes to make myself healthy. I can't begin to tell me how happy I am for you that you are making this realization decades before I did 🙂

    July 19, 2010 at 17:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Patrice

    That should be "I can't begin to tell YOU how happy I am--"

    July 19, 2010 at 17:22 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      Obvious troll is obvious

      July 19, 2010 at 19:02 | Report abuse |
  9. hillbilly

    WoW!!

    July 19, 2010 at 18:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Nik

    Mazoltov!

    July 19, 2010 at 18:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Carice

    He is VERY intelligent and absolutely adorable. I hope this catches on around the country with both children and adults.

    July 20, 2010 at 12:56 | Report abuse | Reply
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  13. NotaPoster

    This guy is actually trying to deal with it. Awesome to see people assume responsibility, and not start suing.

    November 15, 2010 at 21:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Suzanne

    @BIG DEAL, you sound like a complete jackass.

    November 16, 2010 at 16:48 | Report abuse | Reply

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