Before the show, Curtis had scheduled a gastric bypass surgery but decided against it at the last minute. "I 'no-showed it.' I didn't feel good about it, and my family believed in me more than I believed in myself at the time, and I just decided to really put forth a good effort and do it," he says.
His effort has paid off—and Curtis credits The Biggest Loser with saving his life. "Jillian changed what I thought of myself physically, what my physical capabilities were," he says. "Bob helped me to deal with my emotional blocks that I had. Gave me the emotional confidence that I needed. ... I needed both, the physical and emotional confidence in order to pull through."
The Biggest Loser hasn't only changed Mallory's waistline...it's also changed her career. "I work at the gym now; I'm a trainer," she says. "I changed my life because exercise is every day. I used to make excuses for it."
Curtis and Mallory say they use the lessons they learned from Jillian and Bob every day. "Portion control with the food, being aware of what you're bringing into the house and measuring and thinking about it and making sure you're getting your veggies," Mallory says.