Karrie Rothgeb, Akron, Ohio

Karrie is a married, 33 year-old with a degree in commercial photography.

Even though Karrie was active growing up, she was overweight for as long as she can remember. She can't remember a moment of her life not thinking that she wanted to lose weight. Karrie reminisces, "I was an active kid. I played basketball and volleyball. I was always the chubby one running up and down the court."

After graduating from high school, Karrie gained 100 pounds between the ages of 18 and 30 eventually reaching 346 pounds. Overeating and her lifestyle during those years contributed to her unhealthy weight gain.