Football Player's Inspiring Weight Transformation

Chris Powell and Jarvez Hall talk about his journey on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition."
3:00 | 08/20/12

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This applies to this story. 28-year-old jarvez hall ballooned to over 500 pounds. He reached out to chris powell. Here's a look at his journey. By the time he was 28 years old, he was dangerously obese. Middle school, I started getting bigger. People encouragied being big. You're big, you're more man. You're big, you're strong, you're tough. I played football. I was excited to be bigger. I wanted to be bigger. Reporter: His college football career came to an end when his beloved mother passed away. When my mom got sick, my weight got worse. Reporter:ER HE STOPPED Playing. The weight piled on. Hey, bai, I'm home. I worry that some day, your heart is going to stop. Reporter: The day before his wedding, jarvez wrote a letter to chris powell. Are you ready? Reporter: And chris answered the call. Uh, uh, uh. My goal the to get into the 2s AND OFFICIALLY BRING SEXY Back. You weigh 548 pounds. Wow. I look at this number and I'm motivated. Now I'm red do to go workout. You ready? Let's go. What do we got. You got 15 left. Find it within. I'm going to keep pushing. I can't be 548. The next number after 548 is death. Reporter: Over the next 365 day, jarvez would face highs and lows. You all right? Reporter: But with chris and his wife by his side, jarvez pushed through. Did he reach his goal and bring sexy back? Jarvez! We're joined by transformation specialist chris powell. Let's bring out jarvez and his wife, adriana. Yes, you brought sexy back. Yes, you did bring sexy back. I'm going to officially say that. Sexy is back. We're here now. It's wonderful to have you both here. Congratulations in order. You're with child. Thank you, yes. Yes. That's a little sexy shirt. We got one for the baby. I'm sexy just like my dad. I can tell he has great sense of humor. How was it working with jarvez? We had a blast last year. We had such a great time. He's the epitome of perseverance and persistence. He feel, ll, we all to. He got right back up, attacked every day. He left everything in his path and kept going. This is where it gets you. You have the athlete's mentality. How has your world changed pause of this? My world is so different. I can do things, I can appreciate the small things in life. Just coming here, I got the fly on an airplane and sit in one seat and not have a seat belt extender. I don't have to worry about where I'm going to sit. I can go on a flight, sit in a theater, live life with my wife and enjoy it. Your beautiful wife ho lost weight ads -- who lost weight as well. Now you have the pants he used to wear? Yes. These are what I used to wear. What was it like when he saw his stomach after losing the weight, he went in and had the skin removed. What happened? He kind of passed out. Just a little. I think, just the effect of seeing his new body, his new self. The hard work he put in to going from this to this is a big shocking moment in his life. You all have a lot to look forward to. Thank you for sharing the story. Thank you, chris, as always. Much more on "good morning

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