TODAY | April 05, 2011
>>> to jennifer jacobs, the latest contestant to have the scales tip against her on "the biggest loser couples." good morning.
>> good morning.
>> let's give people background here. you started gaining weight at 5 and tipped the scales at 144 pounds in 4th grade .
>> this is a life long issue.
>> it is.
>> how much have you lost?
>> over 100 pounds.
>> thank you so much.
>> this has been a major life change for you.
>> this was the before and here we have you now. you look amazing.
>> how did you do it?
>> you know, i think it really takes just not wanting to waste your life anymore. just not wanting to watch the days pass. you know, being in my mid 20s, i was approaching 30 and it's not something i wanted to live my life that way. you know, there is so much more life has to offer for me. i was just ready for this opportunity of a lifetime. i feel like i have gotten a second lease on life and i feel incredible.
>> a simple pleasure like shopping for clothes with your friends takes on a different meaning.
>> of course. i can't even tell you the amount of just negative stares i would get from people that would work in the stores i.'s like, why are you even in this store shopping? you clearly don't fit in these clothes. now every day is a new day. i'm living in this new body. i'm having to reteach myself that this is normal. this is the norm. this is what life is supposed to be like for somebody of a normal size.
>> still going strong at home?
>> yes, very much so.
>> jennifer jacobs, as always, we wish you every luck in