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

WENDY MCCONKEY

Then: With a diet centered mostly on fast food, chips and cookies, the kindergarten teacher tipped the scales at 449 lbs. "I couldn't even get down on the floor with my [students], because I couldn't get back up," she recalled.