Taylor Swift Fan Inspired to Shake Off 425 Pounds by Listening to Her Music

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Taylor Swift at Rock in Rio USA, Las Vegas on May 15, 2015. 

Taylor Swift has long inspired her legions of fans to never get back together, begin again, and, of course, shake it off -- but Syracuse fan Ronnie Brower took the singer's lyrics to a whole new level. 

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Brower struggled with substance abuse and obesity, eventually weighing in at 675 pounds two years ago. But he decided to turn things around, and the soundtrack was apparently all T-Swift. In a recent YouTube video, Brower's friend Joe Bufano showed Brower's journey to health, documenting the healthy lifestyle changes that led him to lose 425 pounds. Bufano is taking his friend to the Cleveland concert on Swift's 1989 world tour, and it appears this is a campaign for a shout-out from the singer.

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Watch the video below, and take a listen to Brower's favorite songs "Shake It Off" and "Style" -- maybe you'll be inspired, too.

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