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    'Biggest Loser' season 10: Before and after

    See the amazing transformations and pounds shed by the contestants, which included four players who started the show at over 400 pounds.

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    Patrick House -

    Starting weight: 400 lbs.
    Finale weight: 219 lbs.
    Lost 181 lbs., 45.25 percent
    The 28-year-old sales rep from Vicksburg, Miss., won "The Biggest Loser" and took home the $250,000 prize.

    This season’s “Biggest Loser” and winner of the $250,000 grand prize, Patrick, joined the show after hitting his personal rock bottom. He lost his job, he was forced to borrow money from family members just to make ends meet and he felt certain he would die young. Patrick has since transformed his life by losing an impressive 181 pounds and has put all of those worries behind him.
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    Alfredo 'Frado' Dinten -

    Starting weight: 367 lbs.
    Finale weight: 205 lbs.
    Lost 162 lbs., 44.14 percent

    The 48-year-old futures commodity trader from Staten Island, NY, took second place.

    As the senior member of season 10’s only alliance, which consisted of himself, Patrick and Brendan, Frado was instrumental in keeping Patrick in the game, as well as ensuring his own second-place finish. The former Marine said he thought of “The Biggest Loser” as his “next boot camp” and saw some of the same rewards that his one brought about.
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    Ada Wong -

    Starting weight: 258 lbs.
    Finale weight: 159 lbs.
    Lost 99 lbs., 38.37 percent

    The 28-year-old project coordinator from Santa Clara, Calif., came in third place.

    For Ada, gaining self confidence was just as important as losing weight. She accomplished both goals while on the ranch, and healed old familial wounds once she went back home. Ada went from final four to final three thanks to America’s vote, and while she didn’t take the top honor, she walk away in third place with her “Ada the Terminator” reputation intact.
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    Mark Pinhasovich -

    Starting weight: 421 lbs.
    Finale weight: 208 lbs.
    Lost 213 lbs., 50.59 percent

    The 31-year-old bartender from New Jersey was season 10's at-home winner.

    Mark not only bested his fellow eliminated competitors and claimed the $100,000 prize, but his total weight loss percentage even put him far ahead of grand prize winner Patrick. The 31-year-old bartender didn’t have an easy road to the at-home win. On finale night, Mark revealed that he ran into troubles when he first left “The Biggest Loser” ranch, but he credited several members of the show’s alumni with getting him back on track.
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    Rick DeRoque -

    Starting weight: 350 lbs.
    Finale weight: 185 lbs.
    Lost 165 lbs., 47.14 percent

    Despite undergoing gastric bypass surgery years earlier, Rick continued to struggle with his weight before arriving on the ranch. Since then, he’s dropped close to half of his body weight, and in the “pay it forward” spirit, he’s also started a foundation to make sure others in his home state of Arkansas have the resources they need to get in shape.
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    Adam Hurtado -

    Starting weight: 402 lbs.
    Finale weight: 220 lbs.
    Lost 182 lbs., 45.27 percent

    Before joining “The Biggest Loser,” Adam lost his mother due a heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes and obesity. He believes she’s since acted as his angel and helped him achieve his weight-loss goal.
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    Jesse Atkins -

    Starting weight: 369 lbs.
    Finale weight: 203 lbs.
    Lost 166 lbs., 44.99 percent

    Jesse called his starting weight a “fog that hangs over everything.” Not anymore. After eight weeks on the “The Biggest Loser” ranch, much of the fog lifted. He reached his remaining goal at home.
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    Aaron Thompkins -

    Starting weight: 468 lbs.
    Finale weight: 296 lbs.
    Lost 172 lbs., 36.75 percent

    Aaron decided to lose weight and improve his overall health both for himself and his 3-year-old son, London. The graphic designer joined the competition with the highest starting weight of the season, but he never let that fact hold him back.
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    Lisa Mosely -

    Starting weight: 288 lbs.
    Finale weight: 191 lbs.
    Lost 97 lbs., 33.68 percent

    When Lisa’s young daughter was hospitalized after she stopped eating and drinking because she didn’t want to turn out like her mom, Lisa knew it was time to change her life. “I think that I’m the best person for her to look up to now instead of the worst,” the sales rep said.
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    Anna Wright -

    Starting weight: 330 lbs.
    Finale weight: 221 lbs.
    Lost 109 lbs., 33.03 percent

    Anna lost her 3-year-old son to cancer and stopped taking care of herself following his death. For the sake of herself and her surviving son, she competed for a spot on the ranch, and although her stay was short, she made the most of it.
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    Brendan Donovan -

    Starting weight: 362 lbs.
    Finale weight: 245 lbs.
    Lost 117 lbs., 32.32 percent

    Brendan was the only member of his three-man alliance not to make it to the grand prize competition. While the Boston native and special education teacher didn’t go as far as he hoped he would in the game, he went far enough to reach his goal. “Ultimately, I became the person I wanted to be and a better role model for my students,” he said.
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    Jessica Delfs -

    Starting weight: 282 lbs.
    Finale weight: 190 lbs.
    Lost 92 lbs., 32.62 percent

    When a lap band surgery failed to solve Jessica’s battle with obesity, she searched for a new way to change her life. She found the tools she needed on “The Biggest Loser” with the help of trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.
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    Elizabeth Ruiz -

    Starting weight: 244 lbs.
    Finale weight: 173 lbs.
    Lost 71 lbs., 29.10 percent

    Elizabeth made it to the final four, but America’s vote left her one step away from the grand prize competition. The result didn’t disappoint the medical assistant, as she freely admitted she was still hadn’t reached her goal weight. “I erased finale night as a deadline,” she explained. “I have a goal and it wasn’t finale, and I’m going to get there.”
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    Burgandy Keel -

    Starting weight: 231 lbs.
    Finale weight: 167 lbs.
    Lost 64 lbs., 27.71 percent

    Mother of five Burgandy hoped to lose weight following a lap band procedure in 2008. Once she realized that surgery wasn’t the right answer for her, she turned to “The Biggest Loser” to help her find a way to keep the pounds off.
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    Tina Elliott -

    Starting weight: 263 lbs.
    Finale weight: 191 lbs.
    Lost 72 lbs., 27.38 percent

    Although she fell of the treadmill on her very first day in the gym, Tina soon found her footing. The retired homemaker not only took charge of her own health on the ranch, but she’s since served as an inspiration to her daughter, who’s lost 150 pounds by working out alongside of her.
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    Sophia Franklin -

    Starting weight: 272 lbs.
    Finale weight: 207 lbs.
    Lost 65 lbs., 23.90 percent

    High-school counselor and cheer squad coach Sophia struggled with her weight for years but found herself losing the battle after the death of her brother. She joined “The Biggest Loser” to find her inner-athletic again and become a better role model for her students.
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    Allie Ishcomer -

    Starting weight: 322 lbs.
    Finale weight: 248 lbs.
    Lost 74 lbs., 22.98 percent

    Allie lived with obesity most of her life, and even underwent a failed gastric bypass surgery at the age of 14. The now 22-year-old student had the unfortunate distinction of being the first player eliminated from “The Biggest Loser” this season.
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