Biggest Loser

'Biggest Loser' castoff says show saved his life

Nov. 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM ET

For Ramon Medeiros, joining “The Biggest Loser” meant more than just getting back into shape. During his time on the show, the 27-year-old found love and a new lease on life.

In fact, during a Tuesday morning interview on TODAY, Medeiros even credited “Loser” with saving his life.

“You know, I didn’t go to the doctor in a long time — probably since I was in college — 7, 8 years,” the tattoo artist recalled.  

But that changed as soon as his “Loser” stint started.

“I found out I had diabetes on the ranch, amongst sleep apnea and other things. I found out right then,” he explained. “But I don’t have any of it anymore.”

In addition to losing the illnesses, Medeiros has lost 130 pounds so far. But there is one thing he’s gained — a romance with former teammate Jessica Limpert.

“I’m a winner already,” he said with a smile. “Yeah, me and Jess are together. We’re having a great life. We’re healthy every day. It’s awesome.”

See how the players Medeiros left behind are faring in the competition when “The Biggest Loser” airs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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