'I didn't want to live that life': Cedar Rapids man loses more than 200 pounds
Heath Thompson of Cedar Rapids was so heavy his doctor could not weigh him and told him to go to a junkyard and use a junk scale.
The first time Thompson weighed in at the doctor's office he was 476 pounds. He didn't want to have a heart attack before the age of 30 so he decided to start a diet and exercise program.
Thompson lost 224 pounds in the last four years and feels like a new man.
Heath works out five times a week at Planet Fitness lifting weights and doing cardio.
Thompson said he uses his before and after pictures to motivate him when he doesn't feel like working out.