The transformations reached epic proportions this week on 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC). James came onto the program at 651 lbs, but at one time he'd topped the scales north of 700 lbs.
With the help of trainer Chris Powell, he not only turned his life around, he set a record for transformations under Powell's tutelage when he dropped an astonishing 313 lbs in a single year.
"I'm glad I'm able to share this story with the world," he told the assembled crowd of his family, friends and supporters. "'Cause I remember how lost I felt when I was over 700 pounds. And just knowing that maybe somebody out there is going to have some form of inspiration from what I was able to accomplish."