The slimmed-down sandwich shop spokesman will marry his girlfriend this summer

By Michelle Tan
Updated January 08, 2010 05:30 PM
Jared Fogle
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He famously lost 245 lbs., and now Jared Fogle – a.k.a. Jared the Subway Guy – is ready to gain a wife.

The sandwich chain spokesperson popped the question to his girlfriend of a year, Katie McLaughlin, a teacher, last November.

“She’s been so wonderful and caring. She’s just been the most supportive woman,” says Fogle, who proposed near the campus of Indiana University, the couple’s alma mater. “I couldn’t ask for more.”

McLaughlin, 30, and Fogle, 32, plan to exchange vows this summer. But not before Fogle gets back into shape after letting himself go and gaining more than 40 lbs. last year.

“I look at it as a little bit of a hiccup,” Fogle says of his recent weight gain, which resulted from “not exercising as much as I should have and not paying attention to what I was eating.”

Now back on track with a more disciplined 2,000-calorie-a-day diet that still includes some of his favorite snacks (“Different flavor pretzels are my big thing”), Fogle is also training for a marathon this fall.

“I’m going to look darn good in those wedding pictures!” he says.

This will be the second marriage for Fogle.

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