Were you blindsided?
I was definitely blindsided. I did not see that coming at all. And that's what made it real difficult at that time. I actually thought they were going to vote [Anna] off and decided that I wasn't going to be voting [her] off because she got in there just a short time ago and had given up immunity and just felt that that wasn't fair to her.
What's your typical diet now that you're at home.
I have Total breakfast cereal, which gives me my vitamins and everything. And I usually have a piece of fruit with that. And then when I'm going to work, I bring three cups of strawberries and one cup of blueberries. I eat half of that in the morning for a snack and half of it in the afternoon. Then at lunch I'll either have a sandwich or this chili that I make [with] broccoli and spinach, squash – just about every kind of vegetable in there with a little bit of chicken breast.
And your workouts?
My workout consists of an hour and a half to two hours in the morning before I go to work. And then when I get home from work at about 3:00 p.m., I will do an hour-and-a-half workout and then come home from there and do another hour and a half. I do anywhere from four to five hours a day. Most of my workouts are cardio right now because they burn the most calories.
How did it feel having the weight come off?
Since the show aired, I've lost 120 lbs. And my wife weighs 117, so it'd be like putting her on my shoulders and trying to walk around. I did that not too long ago and I can't believe that I actually walked around with that extra weight. Here in Arkansas, there's Cedar Falls, which is a beautiful falls that you have to walk down into about two miles and then come back up. And I never could do that because I was too heavy . . . Just a month ago, we went down there and I was able to experience it with my family. And it was just tremendous. And I was able to come up without stopping. I mean I didn't get winded or anything!