published Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Chattanooga's Biggest Loser: Jody Branum

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    Jody Branum

DECEMBER 6 — WEEK NINE UPDATE:

Weight: 325.4 pounds

Total weight lost: 44.2 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 11.96 percent

NOVEMBER 29 — WEEK EIGHT UPDATE:

Weight: 335 pounds

Total weight lost: 34.6 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 9.36 percent

NOVEMBER 22 — WEEK SEVEN UPDATE:

Weight: 338.6 pounds

Total weight lost: 31 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 8.39 percent

NOVEMBER 15 — WEEK SIX UPDATE:

Weight: 346 pounds

Total weight lost: 23.6 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 6.39 percent

NOVEMBER 8 — WEEK FIVE UPDATE:

Weight: 349 pounds

Total weight lost: 20.6 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 5.57 percent

NOVEMBER 1 — WEEK FOUR UPDATE:

Weight: 353.6 pounds

Total weight lost: 16 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 4.33 percent

OCTOBER 25 — WEEK THREE UPDATE:

Weight: 358.6 pounds

Total weight lost: 11 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 2.97 percent

OCTOBER 18 — WEEK TWO UPDATE:

Weight: 364.6 pounds

Total weight lost: 5 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 1.35 percent

OCTOBER 11 — WEEK ONE UPDATE:

Weight: 371.1 pounds

Total weight lost: +1.5 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: - 0.41 percent

Jody Branum

Hometown: Ringgold, Ga.

Mr. Branum says his job as a chef, often cooking with butter, heavy cream and salt has left him overweight. A blod clot in his left leg left him bedridden for more than a year, exacerbating his weight problem. But, he’s already started his own diet and hopes to lose 80 pounds in ten weeks.

Age: 34

Beginning weight: 369.6 pounds

DECEMBER 13 — WEEK 10 UPDATE:

Weight: 324.6 pounds

Total weight lost: 45 pounds

Total percentage of body weight lost: 12.18 percent

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