Here's the update: After lots of hard work at avoiding donuts, butterscotch krimpets, soda, sweet tea, and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (Breyers, of course), Matt has successfully made some wonderful progress.
He has lost about 14 lbs. knocking sugar out of his life and the largest part of his gut is now 37.5". The best thing is that he feels better and by the grace of God, he did not get one headache from the sugar withdrawl.
It's hard to believe that my husband is eating wheat bread and putting splenda in his coffee!