If you’re like millions of people, you were glued to the finale of the latest season of “The Biggest Loser” a few weeks ago. If you’re a fan, you already know that 35-year-old Olivia Ward walked away with the title – and 129 pounds lighter than when she started the competition, dropping from 261 pounds to 132, reports The Clicker, a “Today” website.
The site reports, too, that Ward, an opera singer, was dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which was hindering her and her husband Ben’s ability to start a family. PCOS is a condition in which there’s an overproduction of male sex hormones in a woman’s ovaries, which disrupts ovulation; it’s typically linked to lifestyle, including obesity, lack of exercise, and a high-carbohydrate diet.
Ward says now she’s got a “really good clean bill of health” from the show’s doctor and, “with this new body and all of my systems back in order, my husband and I will hopefully be able to have children.” The site notes that Ben Ward also is a “big loser” – shedding 113 pounds while his wife was away. We wish the Wards much success in their efforts to start a family!
Do you struggle with your weight? Have you been told it’s hindering your chances of conceiving? We’d love to hear your story, too.