Meet Chelsea Arthurs, one of the cast members for Season 15 of The Biggest Loser. From Raleigh, NC, Chelsea is 18 years old and 241 pounds, and she blames her weight gain on her parents divorce and eating to cope with her emotions in the aftermath.
She reveals that she gained most of her weight when she was just 17 years old, and she used to be incredibly active before that – participating in sports like volleyball and cheerleading. Unfortunately, the stress and emotional eating led to her graduating high school at 190 pounds.
According to her official bio, “Chelsea went on to graduate from Western Carolina University with a degree in hospitality and tourism, but her weight struggles continued. Now 28 years old and 241 pounds, she suffers from high blood pressure and joint pain and is ready to take control of her weight.”
Chelsea says that her realization that she needed to lose weight came when her Size 16 jeans became too tight, and she had to switch to Size 18. She explains, “I cannot wait to start this journey in my life.”
Chelsea has high hopes for the future, which include fitness training, eating healthy, and dropping her excess weight. She’s certainly young enough that her metabolism will benefit her, and she seems committed to her goals.
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