Biggest Loser Big Winner at Planet Fitness Grand Opening
Patrick House, the winner of Season 10 of the Biggest Loser, was on hand for the grand opening of the new Planet Fitness in Norwood.
"Wait, I'll get my pants and show you," said House.
The winner of season 10 of "The Biggest Loser," House makes appearances for Planet Fitness, one of the sponsors of the show. The personable Mississippian is now a motivational speaker after going from 400 pounds to 244 pounds, sharing his story of how he lost the weight and turned his health around.
After a minute or so, House reappeared with a pair of his old pants, which he takes in his travels around the country.
"I went from a size 56 to a size 26," said House. "I was a 60-year-old man in a 28-year-old's body."
After being on the show in 2010 and losing the weight, House went into the next stage of keeping the weight off as he travels around the country for speeches and for public appearances.
"It's more mental now," said House, who has run three Boston Marathons, including getting to the 25-mile mark last year, and plans on running in 2014. "You have to make conscious decisions. Restaurants are more health conscious now. You can get the cream on the side, and most places have steamed vegetables."
When he was an offensive lineman at Delta State University, House put on weight so he could play at the level of college football. After an injury ended his career, he kept eating and got up to 425 pounds. At that point, the weight was affecting his life, leaving him with high blood pressure, high cholestrol and sleep apnea and pre-diabetes, to name a few of the ailments that were threatening his life.
House went on the show, becoming one of its most popular contestants, while dropping down to 244 pounds.
"I've done marathons and triathlons," he said. "I got a new life by losing the weight."