In February 2012, I auditioned during an open casting call in Philadelphia for the TV show Extreme Weight Loss. When I found out that the interview was going to be at the Four Seasons Hotel, I thought it was a sign. That's where my wife and I got married 20 years ago. And a lucky sign it was! After the interview and selection process, we started shooting the show. I was on top of the world! The first week of Boot Camp, I had to undergo standard medical testing. I found out that I had failed one of the tests and that I had plaque in my arteries. I was told that I could no longer be on the show because the exercise required could be too strenuous on my heart. They gave me a chance to take another test and if I passed, they would give me a green light to continue on Chris Powell's program. That's when the adventure began! Not only did I pass the test, but I proceeded to hit every goal set for me and even achieved my total weight loss goal at the end of nine months. A feat that was never accomplished before! I had lost 53% of my body weight and had brought my body fat down to 10%. Follow me on my adventure at ABC.com and see how my transformation took place.