Thirty year old Jay Wornick was unhealthily fat at 366 pounds, and no amount of motivation by wife Angela was adequate to get him to lose some weight.
Finally, she decided to keep a bet with him about who among them would lose weight faster before the approaching New Year.
11 months after this, Jay is slimmer at 191 pounds. He achieved this by changing his diet, exercise and lifestyle.
"It started with a diet. My diet was horrible," Wornick said. "I changed everything. I went to whole foods, fresh fruit and lean meats. I cut out all the fast food, cut out all the pizza and all the soda. That was what my diet mainly consisted of before."
"Chicken, turkey, vegetables, lots of fruits," Wornick said of the foods that helped him lose the weight. "I drink no regular sodas. Every morning I eat a big breakfast and my meals get smaller as the day goes on."
"She came to me with the New Year's resolution and something just clicked," he said on "GMA." "I said, "You know what, it's now or never. Let's do it. If it doesn't work then nobody can blame me for not trying,' but I'd never really tried."
"I did it all on my own. No personal trainer, no nutritionist, no surgery, no pills. That stuff is unnecessary," he said. "If you want to put in the hard work, if you want to put in the dedication, it will work for you," Jay said