"I’m just ‘bout that action, boss." Those six words right there helped a 380-pound man lose 170 pounds.

In a story from the Seattle Times, a man named Jake McCluskey was inspired by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch from his interview with Deion Sanders back around the Super Bowl last year.

Lynch was quoted saying, "I'm just about that action, boss." McCluskey saw the video in April 2014, and he liked it so much that he watched it 30 times in a row. It also helped him inspire to lose weight and not become obese anymore.

“I had been thinking that it had been time to make a change for a while, and after I watched that interview, I immediately went out for my first run,” said McCluskey, 42. “It wasn’t anything I was seeking out, but somehow it came to my attention at a time that I needed it most.”

Lynch, as you know, may be the most reluctant interviewee in professional sports. His back-and-forth with Deion lasted just two minutes, but included a six-word response that would become McCluskey’s mantra.

When Sanders noted how Lynch didn’t like to talk, the running back replied “I’m just ‘bout that action, boss.” And that’s how it began — McCluskey’s transformation from Obese Mode to Beast Mode.
McCluskey had lost more than 140 pounds in 12 months, and now he runs long distance marathons.

Here's what Lynch thought of the story:
I showed him a picture of McCluskey at 380 pounds and another one of him at 210. I read him the email Jake sent me about how Lynch’s interview with Deion motivated McCluskey to change. I told Lynch how, because of his message, McCluskey had gone from 0.5 miles to 50 miles.

That’s when Lynch, clearly impressed, offered the highest of compliments.

“That’s gangsta,” he said.

“Yeah,” I replied. “What do you think of all that?”

Lynch paused.

“I just told you,” he said. And then he walked away.
By Josh Dhani

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