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Courtney Crozier once weighed over 430 pounds. On her 21st birthday, she realized that she couldn't have the life she wanted as an obese person. Courtney tried out twice for NBC's The Biggest Loser and was turned down both times. After the second turn down, she devised her own weight loss plan, worked hard, as succeeded in losing 122 pounds on her own.
As a result of her positive attitude and her personal weight loss success, she tried out again and was cast in Season 11 of NBC's The Biggest Loser, along with her mother, Marci. At the end of her Biggest Loser journey, Courtney had lost over 220 pounds. Courtney hopes she can help others facing such a daunting task. "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," she says.
Marci Crozier is the mother of two adult daughters. She originally auditioned 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 and 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 weighed 238 pounds, vowed to be a better role model to her daughters by taking care of herself.
Marci is now living a healthier life. She was the first woman in Biggest Loser history to reach her goal weight, losing 76 pounds while still at the Biggest Loser ranch. She was proud to stand next to Courtney during her journey.
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