He is nearly 100 pounds lighter and a lot more confident.
Troy Rushing is the champion of Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner Season 11. He and 21 other contestants endured an intense weight loss boot camp and combined lost 1,250 pounds in just 15 weeks.
“My daughter puts her arms around my body and my arms and she goes I can touch around your arms and your body,” said Rushing.
The 22 contestants were pushed the whole way through by trainers, nutritionists, behaviorists, and volunteers. Crystal Benes was the runner-up.
Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner has helped more than 200 contestants get in shape and lead a healthier lifestyle. Visit their website for more information about the program.
Rushing said he is proud of himself for making it through the boot camp. Now he is hoping to inspire others looking to start their own weight loss journey.
“They just need to find a place to start and you know it’s a little bit at a time,” said Rushing.