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4 January 2013, 11:23 | Updated: 4 January 2013, 11:37
An Ipswich man once dubbed the world's fattest says he is looking forward to a normal life after shedding 46 stone.
Former postman Paul Mason weighed in at 70 stone before a gastric bypass in 2010 to reduce the size of his stomach.
He now weighs 24 stone but says he needs further surgery, costing up to £37,000, to remove folds of loose skin.
Mr Mason has started his own jewellery business and is working towards a life where he can learn to drive, go on holiday and find someone to settle down with.
Firefighters removed the front wall of Mr Mason's house and used a forklift to load him into an ambulance when he needed a hernia operation in 2002.
He believes he was eating 20,000 calories a day, nearly 10 times the recommended average.