28, elementary school art teacher
Des Plaines, Illinois
Her Contract: At the age of 21, Young had already seemingly accomplished the impossible, having lost 150 pounds over the course of two years by going on an extremely low-fat diet. But over the next six years, she fluctuated between 150 and 160 pounds, felt puffy, had chronic stomach problems, and continued to be "so self-critical about my body, I couldn't see how far I'd come." When Young signed her contract, it was with the goal of finally losing those 10 pounds and getting closure on her weight issues.