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Man drops 198 pounds to win bet with wife

Published On: Nov 09 2011 10:51:59 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 10 2011 10:52:08 AM EST
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An Upstate New York man proved that a little healthy competition can help your spirit soar and your waist line drop.

Jay Wornick, of Fulton, N.Y., said he kept his New Year's resolution by losing almost 200 pounds in 10 months, after his wife, Angela, challenged him in a weight loss battle over percentage of body weight. The loser pledged to get the others name tattooed on them, The Post-Standard of Syracuse reported.

According to the newspaper, the 30-year-old dropped from 366 pounds on Jan. 1, to an athletic 168 pounds on Nov. 7.


Wornick and his wife told The Post-Standard that they estimated he was consuming about 7,000 to 8,000 calories a day before the bet, and now he sticks to fruits, vegetables, lean meats and water -- a diet of about 1,500 to 2,000 calories a day.

Wornick credits his local YMCA as well for his slimming success. He said the staff helped support him as he developed a workout regimen that included two hours of cardio and strength training a day, six days a week.

As for the little issue of wager fulfillment, Angela Wornick said she does plan to stick to her word and get her hubby's name inked on her back.

However, proving that chivalry is not dead -- especially whenever a triumphant win over a spouse is concerned -- the publication reported that Wornick beat her to the ink shop and had his wedding band tattooed on his finger, since the real one no longer fit.