Marlon's Mountain Chains

Marlon, 32, from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, has lived in the U.S. for exactly half of his life, and the auto parts store manager has a unique weight loss plan that literally calls for being overweight. For the past six months, at 240 lbs, he has exercised with a 50-lb chain strapped to his body, representing the number of pounds he’s shed during this time. At his heaviest, 290lbs, his knee kept bothering him, and he was inspired to set himself free.