Fat Man Walking

A man who set out to walk across the country to lose weight and find happiness has completed the trip from California to New York City.

Steve Vaught called himself the "Fat Man Walking."

He started his journey on April 10th, 2005, when he was 410 pounds and suffering from severe depression after he accidentally killed two elderly pedestrians while driving 15 years ago.

He ended the journey yesterday about 100 pounds lighter.

Along the way, Vaught slept in tents and motels and went through 15 pairs of shoes, more than 30 pairs of socks and six backpacks.

He says he's glad he achieved his goal of getting to New York but adds that the trek was "about the journey," not the destination.


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