On most mornings, Chris Hill will send his wife Teresa a picture of himself.

Once Chris reaches Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach on his bike ride, he sends the photo. Then, he rides south back down the beach path to the Santa Ana River trail, before veering east to their home near Magnolia Street and Indianapolis Avenue to complete his 22-mile journey.

Teresa, who works as an executive assistant at Hoag Hospital, has visual evidence that her husband is continuing to take care of himself.

The proof is in the pudding — or lack thereof — for Chris, who has transformed his life with the help of his wife’s place of employment.

“I feel better than I have in 40 years,” said Chris Hill, now 64. “I feel fantastic. To not think about food, it’s really strange.”