Rick of “The Biggest Loser” season 10 knew he had to change his life and that’s why he focused on competing on the show. At 54, Rick is the lightest male “Loser” on the show, weighing in at 350 pounds. He doesn’t want the young members of his family looking at him and thinking that it’s okay to be overweight. He wants to be a role model to his kids and grandchildren, an example of healthy living.
Rick Wants to Do His Job Better After Being on “The Biggest Loser”
A physical therapist from Conway, AK, Rick explains that his job requires him to show treatment moves to his patients which he often cannot perform because of his size.
Rick Had Gystric Bypass in 2001
In 2001 Rick had a gastric bypass when he was 400 pounds. “The Biggest Loser” contestant admits the surgery didn’t fix anything for real except his stomach.
“All it did was fix my stomach, but it doesn’t fix your head.” he told NBC in an interview. The cravings and desire to eat the same foods was still there. He did lose weight after the gastric bypass, but he remained obese. Later on, Rick developed diabetes and high blood pressure.
“The Biggest Loser” Will Play a Role in Enriching Rick’s Life
When the married man of 32 years couldn’t handle the more rigorous activities on travels with his wife, he described having to watch her do them, as he was too overweight to participate.
Observing these various incidences made Rick realize he had to alter his life for the better if not for himself, for his family. He recognizes, as so many do not, that his own family would pay the highest price if something happened to his health.
Viewers will see Rick go far in changing his life on “The Biggest Loser.”
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