The 34-year-old Bakersfield man began a program at Lyday Fitness 18 months ago with personal trainer and owner Neal Lyday and has since lost more than 200 pounds.
Lyday says nutrition is 80 percent of the battle, with exercise accounting for the rest. Stevens changed his eating habits and started working out slowly by walking.
Now, he's stepped up his exercise program to five days a week of cross-fit training.
Stevens says he hopes to reach his next goal of 300 pounds in the next year and a half. He says it's important to remain motivated and have a good support system.