He loves to go outside and play with his daughter without breathing heavily or sweating excessively. He likes not having to worry about going to the doctor or taking medications. He's thrilled that others have been inspired by his story; a co-worker lost 80 pounds and several family members have lost more than 50.
"It's coming from me," he says, almost in disbelief. "You never would have thought I would be a lean guy. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real."