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The Biggest Loser's Chandra Maple: My Family Is Rallying Around Me

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The Biggest Loser's Chandra Maple: My Grandfather's Illness Makes Me Fight Harder

Originally posted 10/11/2014 03:00PM

Chandra Maple was once an all-star athlete, but after a career-ending injury she felt broken both inside and out.

"Growing up, I was always the star on the basketball team, so when I had my knee injury and that was taken away from me, I kind of lost that," Maple tells PEOPLE of ending her sports career when she was just 15. "I didn't know what it was like to succeed anymore."

At 341 lbs., Maple knew it was time to take control of her life and applied to become a contestant on season 16 of The Biggest Loser.

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Biggest Loser's Emmy Lou Munoz: How I Got My Family to Eat Healthy

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Biggest Loser's Emmy Lou Munoz: How I Got My Family to Eat Healthy

Originally posted 10/04/2014 02:30PM

When Emmy Lou Munoz left The Biggest Loser ranch, she knew her biggest hurdles wouldn't be her diet and exercise, it would be her family.

"I knew talking to my mom was going to be essential. She is a big part of my life," Munoz, 32, tells PEOPLE of her mother, who she believes unknowingly instilled poor dietary habits on her as a child. "But when I got home, she was extremely ready to help me in any way possible."

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See Which NCIS Star Transformed His Body – by Shedding 35 Lbs. | Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly Sheds 35 Lbs. – How He Did It

Originally posted 10/03/2014 11:40AM

A warning to all those Michael Weatherly fans out there: There's a lot less of him to love these days.

The NCIS star took the summer off his top-rated drama to shed a whopping 35 lbs. from his 6' 2" frame. The actor told PEOPLE that he got so heavy that he "split five pairs of pants" during season 11.

"Here's the skinny," joked Weatherly, 46, who plays Anthony DiNozzo on the CBS series.

"I have two very small children, ages and 1 year old. That means I had been living with a pregnant lady for a long time. While my wife [Bojana Jankovic] never gave in too much to her Nutella craving, we weren't doing too much. And I found it very hard to say to my wife and children [Olivia and Liam] that I need to spend a couple of hours on me. And the job was demanding."

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E.J. Johnson Loses 50 Lbs. Since Undergoing Gastric Sleeve Surgery

E.J. Johnson Loses 50 Lbs. Since Undergoing Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Originally posted 10/01/2014 07:20AM

Since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery five weeks ago, E.J. Johnson has lost 50 lbs.

The weight loss "is really exciting," the #RichKids of Beverly Hills star, 22, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "[Weight] is something that I've been struggling with for pretty much all of my life."

After several popular diets failed to provide any permanent change, Magic Johnson's son says he began considering gastric sleeve surgery – which makes the stomach smaller – two years ago.

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How Anthony Anderson Lost 47 Lbs. – and Counting!

Anthony Anderson: I Lost 47 Lbs. and Became Vegan-ish

Originally posted 09/29/2014 12:45PM

When Anthony Anderson looks in the mirror these days, he likes what he sees.

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The Biggest Loser's Andrea Wilamowski Explains Her 'Aha' Moment

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The Biggest Loser's Andrea Wilamowski Explains Her 'Aha' Moment

Originally posted 09/27/2014 02:20PM

At 244 lbs., Andrea Wilamowski wasn't happy.

"I never realized how sad I looked," The Biggest Loser contestant tells PEOPLE of watching herself on the 16th season of the NBC reality weight-loss competition.

Wilamowski, 43, says she first started gaining weight in her early 20s while coping with an abusive marriage. Despite being happily remarried, she feels she spent her whole life focusing on other people rather than herself.

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Rosie O'Donnell Says Weight-Loss Surgery Isn't a 'Magic Pill'

Rosie O'Donnell Says Weight-Loss Surgery Isn't a 'Magic Pill'

Originally posted 09/25/2014 07:40AM

As she walked the red carpet on eldest son Parker's arm earlier this week, Rosie O'Donnell was beaming – and looking slimmer than ever after losing more than 50 lbs.

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Kelly Clarkson Reveals Post-Baby Body During Ice Bucket Challenge

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Post-Baby Body During Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally posted 08/22/2014 10:35AM

Kelly Clarkson is debuting her post-baby body in a very cool way.

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The Prancercise Lady Is Back with a New Video! (Spoiler Alert: It's Epic)

The Prancercise Lady Is Back with a New Video!

Originally posted 08/14/2014 12:00PM

Call it, All the Prancercising Horses. 

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Moms (and Mr. Moms) Rule in PEOPLE's Top Stories of the Week

Moms (and Mr. Moms) Rule in PEOPLE's Top Stories of the Week

Originally posted 08/09/2014 10:50AM

Moms are the best. And dads trying to be moms might be even better.

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