Jeff says he hasn't weighed under 500 pounds since 1989, but he's sure he'll make it there this year. His ultimate goal, he says, is to be around 270 pounds. "That will mean me losing about 500 pounds," he says. "I don't know [when it will happen], but I wish it was yesterday!"

Jeff says he's given up fried food as part of his healthier regimen. "I try to keep it lean and green—lean meat and green vegetables," he says.

So far, one of the greatest benefits of his weight loss has been doing things he couldn't before. "Putting my own socks on, tying my own shoes," he says. "It used to be that I'd have to wear non-laceup shoes. Now I can lace my own shoes up."


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