It was inspiring to watch Erik Chopin's journey on season three of The Biggest Loser. The deli owner from West Islip, NY, weighed into the show at 407 lbs. — 214 lost pounds later, Chopin was named the winner of that season back in 2006. Three years later, Chopin confessed on Oprah that he gained almost all of the weight back. Today he weighs 368 lbs.
Chopin addresses his struggle with weight in a special documentary, Confessions of a Reality Star Loser on the Discovery Health channel. In an interview, Chopin says that the weight came back because he lost his sense of drive and felt a "lack of purpose." Now just 30 lbs. shy of his starting weight on The Biggest Loser, Chopin is more determined than ever to lose the weight and keep it off. One of his plans to lose the weight again is by doing things that get him excited, like boxing.
I personally always wonder what happens to participants of makeover shows like The Biggest Loser. Are you surprised Chopin gained the weight back?
The one-hour documentary airs today (1 p.m.) and tonight (6 p.m.) on the Discovery Health channel. Will you be watching?