During his lifetime, Michael Hebranko has gained and lost over 3,000 pounds. At 34, he reached his heaviest weight: 1,100 pounds. "I have eaten 24 pork chops, 2 pounds of bacon, three dozen eggs at one sitting," he says.
Michael says he reached rock bottom when he lost his will to live. "I put the gun in my mouth; I went to pull the trigger," he says. But Michael didn't go through with it—instead, he wrote a letter to weight loss personality Richard Simmons.