Darice Blackman

Photo: Courtesy of Darice Blackman

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That Was Then...
Darice Blackman, 53, TSA lead security officer

Slimming Down
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