George is a 58 year old retired school teacher with a farm. He currently farms 750 acres with his wife and son and works for Wackenhut Security.
George gained 10 pounds every year beginning with his sophomore year in high school when he weighed 130 pounds. He taught school for 30 years and stayed in the 220-230 weight range. When he retired in 2001, he weighed nearly 260.
George recalls, "My eating habits over the years haven't been the best. I didn't have regular eating times. When I did eat I was like a starving wolf, eating as much as I could - as fast as I could." He ate at the school's cafeteria daily, and it didn't help that he grew up in a family where a clean plate was mandatory.