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Article posted: 2/12/2013 12:21 PM

'Biggest Loser' contestants to speak at Glacier


Jerry and Estella Hayes, the oldest couple to compete on the "Biggest Loser," will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Glacier Ice Rink, 670 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.

This motivational talk by the 67-year-old couple that lost 260 pounds in eight months will tell of their life changing process. They are the oldest couple to compete on the NBC reality TV show and have lost more total weight than any couple on the program.

Jerry was the at-home winner of $100,000 for the contestant who lost the highest percentage of body weight among those voted off the show for Season 7, between September 2008 and May 2009. He weighed in at 369 pounds on the show and Estella weighed in at 242 pounds. Jerry lost 177 pounds and Estella lost 83 pounds.

The high school sweethearts have been married for 46 years and live in Wheaton.

As a result of their weight loss, their health has improved dramatically. They are no longer treated for diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea or gout.

This free presentation will include footage from "The Biggest Loser," advice on nutrition, eating habits, and exercise.

Jerry and Estella say "If (they) can do it, anyone can do it."

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