June 2016 “was the lowest point in my life,” says self-proclaimed “fat guy” Eric. At the time, he weighed 560 lbs. and his wife, Angie, had just left him. Then, Eric came up with the idea to go on an “epic” bike ride across America. He said his goals were to lose weight, write a book, and win back Angie’s love.

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Eric says he experienced multiple setbacks in his journey. Though he earned many supporters, as well as assistance from Dr. Phil and personal trainer, nutritionist, and wellness coach, Robert Reames, he also had detractors who claimed that he was “scamming” America.

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Ultimately, Eric was unable to complete his cross-country journey. Today, weighing nearly 700 lbs., Eric is back. Can Dr. Phil help?

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Watch the video above to learn more about Eric’s first appearance on Dr. Phil, then check here to find out where you can watch Thursday’s episode.

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