And he's riding a bicycle across the country.
Yeah, we raised an eyebrow, too.
But check this out:
Fat Guy Across America is about more than weight loss and fitness.
It's about being the underdog that rises to the top, and, more importantly, it's about love.
Here's a quote directly from FatGuyAcrossAmerica.com:
Most of all he wants to show the love of his life, that he will be around for the long haul, to be there when they are old, and to prove by actions instead of words in a big way that his love has no bounds. He has to show her and the world what he can do.
If that's not some killer fat guy game, we don't know what is.
At the time of this writing, Eric is in Texas, where he's cycling in the summer heat and headed towards the desert.
You can follow his regular updates on Facebook.
Here's the story:
Sometimes, you have to hit rock bottom in order to find a solid place to build a new foundation, and that seems to be the case with Eric.
At 40 years old, he found himself unemployed, living with his parents, and separated from his wife.
It was time for a change.
According to this article from the New York Times, the inspiration for Eric's grand romantic gesture to win back his wife was the Proclaimers song "I'm Gonna Be" which is ridiculously catchy and is better known for the refrain:
I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walked 1000 miles to fall down at your door.
If you need a refresher (and a song stuck in your head for the next year and a half) here's a video: