Where Are They Now? Catching Up With PEOPLE'S Half Their Size Stars

See how six men and women each lost more than 100 lbs. – and went on to inspire others

KAITLYN EKSTROM

Then: As a little girl who thought of herself as fat, Ekstrom started hiding food in her room. Then she hit puberty early which, she said, caused her to put on about 10 lbs. each year for a decade, ultimately reaching 263 lbs.