Weight Loss Motivation Stories – The Inspiring Story of the Biggest Loser Twins


Weight loss motivation stories don’t always stand the test of time but this one does and it is right off the pages of the hit TV show, The Biggest Loser.  In season 4 a set of twins came to the Biggest Loser ranch with hundreds of pounds to lose and high expectations.

This article shares with you the motivational story behind the Weight Loss Twins who in 8 months transformed their physical bodies and went on to “pay it forward”.

Bill and Jim Germanakos were 2 of 18 people selected to join the Biggest Loser Ranch a couple of years ago.  Not only did they have a large amount of weight to lose but they also were facing health problems such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol which put them at risk of heart disease, a condition they knew personally having to watch their father die at an early age from this disease.

The brothers started the season on the Black Team which made them members of the sometimes brutal Jillian Michaels group.

Life on the ranch brought them much success and they pulled on each other’s strength greatly but then in week 5 Jim was eliminated.  Which meant he had to return home to continue to lose on his own. 

This would have been enough for anyone to throw in the towel but not Jim.  By the time he came back to the finale he had lost an incredible 132 more pounds taking him from a starting weight of 361 pounds down to 175 and giving him the edge over all of the other “eliminated” contestants and a cash prize of $ 100,000.

Bill stayed on the ranch for the entire season managing to avoid getting “pushed below the yellow line” where he was vulnerable to being kicked off and showed up at the finale an incredible 164 pounds lighter.

The brothers are truly one of the best weight loss motivation stories to emerge from the show but where did this motivation come from?  You can argue that being in the spotlight adds to the motivation but the spotlight doesn’t really start for the contestants until after they have lost the majority of their weight and the shows begin to air.

For the twins the motivation came from three things.

First they held on to motivating beliefs.  The brothers believed in a saying they learned from their father, “The only way to get something done, is to get it started.”  And once they started they never looked back!

Second they found many reasons to go on.  Yes they faced personal health issues but they also both had families that they knew would benefit from their change.

Third they thought beyond the competition.  They knew that their success could be duplicated and shared with others who struggled just like them and today both brothers are preparing to share their diet and exercise plan with the world as a way of paying forward their success.

Weight loss motivation stories inspire us to reach our own goal.  If you want to gain encouragement then follow these two brothers as they share the secrets to their success.