Julie Hadden, one of the most successful and memorable contestants from NBC's "e;The Biggest Loser,"e; struggled with her self-worth--and her size--for years. At age 34, she found herself at a crossroads: would she settle for staying "e;big"e; for the rest of her life, or would she insist on making big changes instead. Reality-TV fans know which path Julie chose that day. When she stepped on the scale at the show's season-four finale, revealing that she had lost an astounding 45 percent of her body weight, she simultaneously stepped into the world's collective heart.
Losing the Weight, Gaining My Worth
Mind, Body & Spirit /