A DUBLIN man weighing in at 29 stone will attempt to save his life in just 12 weeks.
Ray Adamson will do so with cameras following him around as part of a new TV3 documentary.
The father-of-two has been warned that without drastic changes to his lifestyle, he may not live to see his sons reach adulthood.
Ray’s weight gain started in his early teens.
Having been raised by his grandmother since early childhood, he had a difficult time coming to terms with her death.
Despite his age he began drinking heavily to cope with his grief, and developed bad eating habits.
He says that for much of his life his diet consisted of junk food and takeaways.
For many years after the death of his grandmother he struggled, and says his life went to a very dark place.
However he has managed to turn things around, he has two adoring sons and is about to marry the love of his life Tracy – however the weight remains.
Now he is determined to lose the weight, the last reminder of a darker time in his life.
His goal is to lose three stone before his wedding, and he hopes to lose ten stone overall.
He faces a mammoth challenge, both physically and emotionally, however he will be supported by his friends and a professional team.
He will take on therapy, a gruelling fitness plan and for the first time in many years, and turn his back on the foods that are slowly killing him.
‘Saving Ray’ is described as ‘a bluntly honest yet heart-warming look at weight loss and mental well-being’.
This series will follow the 12 weeks leading up to Ray and Tracy’s wedding, in which time Ray moves house, plans a wedding, works full time, takes charge of his own body and mind and turns his life around.
‘Saving Ray’ airs next Monday 15th September at 8pm on TV3.