Meet Jason, a 37-year-old father from Quincy, Ill., who lost 245 lbs. on Nutrisystem! Originally weighing in at 437 lbs., all Jason could hear was his wife’s voice in his head: “I don’t want to raise our kids alone.”

“The thought of leaving her and my daughters alone, knowing that I could have done something about it, was gut-wrenching,” he tells Closer.

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