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#1 Dade

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:51 PM

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Marci
Age: 49
Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
Occupation: General Manager of a health club and restaurant owner

A 49-year-old wife and mother of two adult daughters, Marci tried out for "The Biggest Loser" to help her daughter, Courtney, but realized along the way that she needed to get healthy too. She was born and raised with five siblings in Gary, Indiana, and graduated from Lake Superior State College, where she received a bachelor's degree in sports and recreation management with an associate degree in business administration. Marci was lean and fit growing up, and played sports on a scholarship in college. But after having her daughters, she never lost all her pregnancy weight, and the stresses of work and life and her mother's death all contributed to additional weight gain. Marci, who now weighs 238 pounds, was particularly inspired by Season 8 contestant Shay Sorrells, and wants to be a better role model to her daughters by taking care of herself. She looks forward to playing racquetball again after losing the weight, as well as being more confident speaking in front of large crowds. She is excited to stand next to Courtney during her journey. Marci wants to share a message to fitness trainers to open their hearts and welcome reconditioned people with compassion and concern.


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Courtney
Age: 22
Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
Occupation: Student and restaurant manager

Courtney says "The Biggest Loser" inspired her to lose 112 pounds on her own, and now she hopes to lose an additional 150 pounds on the show to "get her life back quicker" and inspire others along the way. She was born in Crown Point, Indiana, and raised in Portage, Indiana with a younger sister before moving at age 14 to Valparaiso, where she currently resides. Courtney has struggled with weight her whole life, as has most of her family. She is currently studying for a degree in psychology at Indiana University Northwest. She knew she wanted to change her life on her 21st birthday, when she wasn't enjoying life and knew she needed a big change. Now one year later at age 22 and 323 pounds, Courtney is down 112 pounds. She feels like the next 150 pounds is going to be the hardest part, both mentally and physically, and is determined to figure out the reasons behind her weight gain so she can help others who are in the same position. "I want to prove that it's never too late to be what you might have been, even if you are over 400 pounds like I was just one year ago." She looks forward to finishing her weight loss journey, inspiring others, and "living the best life possible."

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#2 SugarB

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:26 PM

Courtney is a tough girl. You can tell she has been working out before getting on the ranch. I think she will do really well.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

This is by far my favorite team right now.. she has so much fight inside of her.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:33 AM

I am so impressed by Courtney...wow...what a strong person. I hope she goes right to the end.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:33 PM

I am a Courtney fan! What a great attitude and I can't wait to see her at the end.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:03 PM

This team is Amazing! I hope Courtney wins it all!

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:57 PM

Love this girl!

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:18 AM

I love how she never gets her head down.. she has the biggest heart out of everybody on the show too. shes my pick to win it all!

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:23 PM

HATED to see Courtney go last night. She is such a breath of fresh air - positive, upbeat, motivated! Hope she continues to do well at home. It's great that she is trying to work with DQ to offer more healthy choices.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:06 PM

i can't believe she left.. that's awful..

she was my favorite maybe ever on the show..

i like the little segment they did for her when she left though.. you know she is America's favorite just for the segment they made for her.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:25 PM

I can't wait to see Courtney at the finals. She is the only one I really liked this season. The whole season was boring because they were all so boo hoo nicey nice.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:04 PM

i know! i would love for her to win the at home challenge.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:19 PM

I can't wait to see Courtney at the finals. She is the only one I really liked this season. The whole season was boring because they were all so boo hoo nicey nice.

Me too - I HATED it when she went home.




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