Starting weight: 248 lbs.
Total weight lost: 43 lbs.
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Occupation: Former Marine, stay-at-home dad
Fred, a former Marine, was addicted to sweets. He lost 50 pounds in basic training but couldn't keep the weight off.
His wife Tamika, who is in the Air Force, says that Fred used to consider himself a failure because he couldn't maintain his weight. They have two sons.