Obie the dachshund loses 55 pounds

Obie stopped by the Today show to show off his new look.

Obie the dachshund that put on twice the amount of its own weight and and to go on a diet visited TODAY show Monday to show off{} his progress.

We first learned about Obie in November, when the 7-year-old dog had to leave its original owners who couldn't give him enough exercise, but didn't restrict its food. Obie weighed 77 pounds then.

The pup moved to Portland and stayed with Nora Vanatta, a dog rescuer. The pup was put on a strict diet and exercise regime and lost about 55 pounds.