Before the Biggest Loser, Mandi Kramer said she was shy and not entirely happy with her body. Having grown up in a house with a bodybuilding mother, she said her rebellion was leaving the pressures of a perfectly heatlhy family and eating whatever she wanted and dismissing exercise. All of this took its toll, and although Mandi was 263 pounds when she started at the ranch, it still took convincing for her husband to understand why she had to go. Today, she says she’s a stronger, more independent person than she ever was. The new Mandi has a better relationship with her husband, her two young sons, her teammate and sister Aubrey, but most importantly herself.
Blaine Cotter left Biggest Loser season seven on his own terms, and very glad his competitors respected his wishes. Blaine had a newborn son and family waiting for him at home, and with only 50 pounds left to lose, thought it was best to let teammate Dane remain on campus. After a six-week run, in which he and his cousin posted some of the best weight loss in the house, Blaine left the house at 299 pounds, a total loss of 66 pounds. Today, he is 275 pounds and working toward an iron man competition in May. (more…)
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