TODAY   |  March 08, 2011

'Biggest Loser' contestant continues struggle with weight

Arthur Wornum, the most recent contestant to be sent home on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” talks about his experiences on the show and his struggle with weight.

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>>> online. let's say hello to the latest contestant to be voted off biggest loser couples. good morning.

>> how's it going, al?

>> you had quite a challenge entering the ranch. you were the unhealthiest -- this is a bad thing to be known for. the unhealthiest contestant. you were 526 pounds.

>> no, 507.

>> okay. it has 526 here. either way it was unhealthy. what are you at now?

>> 340.

>> wow.

>> i'm down over 300 pounds.

>> what's driving you to do this?

>> thanks to the biggest loser meal plan, right now it's all about my health. it's all about what i eat. for me it's about my diet. i've got the exercise. all i have t do is focus on my diet.

>> bob and gillian didn't think you were ready to go home.

>> well, i wasn't. you know, i lost 16 pounds.

>> which is amazing.

>> and i still had to go home. that's the way the ball bounces sometimes.

>> how are you doing at home?

>> great. i walk five miles to the gym every day, work out with a trainer an hour day, walk five miles back and burn close to 6,000 calories. i take in 1,500.

>> you're a winner.

>> thank you.

>> thank you so much. you're an inspiration. you're living for your kids now.

>> that's it.

>> fantastic. my babies. i make some beautiful babies.

>> you do. "the biggestoser couples" airs tonight at 8:00 eastern/7:00 central on nbc. up next,