Back in 2008, Sam Rouen won the third series of ‘The Biggest Loser,’ a reality TV show that pits overweight contestants against each other to see who can lose the highest percentage of body weight for a cash prize.
Aged just 19 at the time, Sam weighed a hefty 154kg when he started on the show, and by the end had lost an amazing 71kg. Now 29 and a fireman, it is clear that he has kept up his good habits since his appearance on the show after releasing a post reflecting on the 10 year period of his incredible transformation.
Have you been indulging in a little too much eggnog or having one too many Christmas cookies lately? Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight. Well, if you’re looking for some healthy inspiration, meet 26-year-old Laura Micetich.
At just 22, Laura weighed 314 lbs and was developing multiple chronic medical conditions. She already had issues with an underactive thyroid, high blood pressure, and was told she was very close to becoming prediabetic. The health scare was enough to make Laura realize that she had to make a change. At the time, her plan was to crash diet to lose enough weight in order to become a safe candidate for weight loss surgery. However, that surgery never happened.
“After trying and failing to get a handle on my health numerous times, my weight had become a serious enough concern that I was considering weight loss surgery,” Laura revealed.