A life-changing journey – Brian Flemming weighed over 600 pounds in 2011. He was heavy as a kid, and remembers his eighth grade gym teacher telling him to stop drinking soda and go for a walk every day. "I obviously didn't listen," Flemming said.
A life-changing journey – Flemming still uses this driver's license from a few years ago. "It's an interesting conversation piece when I show my ID for anything," he said.
A life-changing journey – Quitting drinking helped Flemming lose 100 pounds by December 2012, but he had made no changes to his diet. He was eating at least 6,400 calories per day.
A life-changing journey – What a difference a year can make. By November 2013, Flemming was down more than 300 pounds.
A life-changing journey – Flemming went from a size 60 waist to a size 38. He still has about 30 pounds of excess skin around his waist and is trying to save money for the surgery to have it removed.
A life-changing journey – Flemming met Jackie Eastham in person for the first time this past December. They first connected while playing the mobile game Draw Something in 2012, and he credits her with helping to change his life. He lives in Michigan, she's in England. "He was taller, slimmer and much more handsome than I had expected him to be," said Eastham, who already considered him a close friend.
A life-changing journey – Flemming ran his third 5K race on his 32nd birthday a few weeks ago. He's down to 234 pounds -- a loss of nearly 400 pounds in 18 months.