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VOORHEES, N.J.; August 13, 2013 (WPVI) -- "Next to getting married and having my kids, this is the most amazing experience of my life," says Michael Epstein of his chance to reshape his life on "Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition."

Over a year's time, he lost half of his body weight - dropping from 417 to 196 pounds.

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Voorhees man takes weight loss to the extreme

Mike Epstein had more to lose than a lot of weight and a bit of his dignity had he not participated in ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” a reality TV show that helped him shed 221 pounds and aired Tuesday night.

Morbidly obese  for several years, the 50-year-old Epstein stood to lose his life. In fact, he was nearly prohibited from participating in the show due to concerns about his health.

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