Jesse Wornum was eliminated from Biggest Loser in week eight, a premeditated move he made to protect the other young people on his team, as well as his son Arthur. In addition to the 52 pounds he lost on the ranch, he’s lost 17 more at home. Arthur is no longer taking medication, something he says “normal people” do. “I feel good!” he exclaims about his renewed health.
“What the ranch provides that you can’t get out here is total dedication to the cause,” says Jesse about his time on Biggest Loser, which is an isolated and secluded experience. It also provided an opportunity for the already close father and son to reconnect, a relationship he says is much stronger today.
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Occupation: Insurance agent
Teammate: Arthur Wornum
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Starting Weight: 293
Final Weight: 210
Total Loss: -83
- 4 Children
- 10 Grandchildren
- Father of Arthur Wornum
Jesse Wornum is inspired to get healthy at the age of 61 by Biggest Loser season nine contestant O’Neal Hampton. Although he was heavy all his life, Jesse believes that a sedentary job, bad eating and drinking habits, and little exercise lead to his current obesity problem. Jesse suffers from a variety of related health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
Jessie Wornum, Jesse Wonum
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December 13th, 2010