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Jason Sprinkles curls the weighs during a recent workout. He shed 200 pounds and is keeping it off with diet and exercise. He's healthy again
Getting smaller, living bigger

Jason Sprinkles knew something was wrong. Very wrong.

He'd been hunting with his father in Nicholas County, but was having trouble walking up a hill. His chest was hurting.

A few days later, a doctor did not mince words. A former shortstop and catcher for the powerful baseball program at Harrison County High School was checking in at 400 pounds on his 5-foot-5-inch frame.

Sprinkles, who now lives in Anderson County, was borderline diabetic and had just recorded an abnormal EKG. A Lexington cardiologist ordered a heart catheterization.

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