ELK GROVE (CBS) –Anyone looking for inspiration in keeping up with resolutions to lose weight can look to a set of twins from Elk Grove.

Tom and Michelle Larson have collectively lost about 270 pounds. The Elk Grove twins’ success earned them a spot on this month’s People magazine.

Tom decided six years ago he needed to make some changes when he hit 353 pounds in college.

“I always saw myself like I am now, in shape and lean and whatever. No one sees themselves as morbidly obese.”

Now the 26 year-old is working as a personal trainer and finds his story inspiring to clients.

“People will come in and say ‘You don’t know what it is like’, you have always had a six pack,” said Larson.

Larson says his success not only inspired his twin sister to lose 100 pounds, but also his mother to drop 40 through dieting.