By 2007 Darice Blackman's body was so big that she could no longer cross her legs or bend to tie her shoes, but it took a ride in a hot-air balloon to change her life. "My husband and I were on vacation in New Mexico," she explains. "The ride was great, but after the pilot landed the balloon, he had to tip the basket over because I was unable to climb out." Four months later, Blackman started looking into gastric bypass and had the surgery the following spring.
See Darice's amazing transformation