Success Stories


My Million-Dollar Dad

When my dad, Michael Lamb, began his weight loss journey for the Dr. Oz Transformation Nation Million Dollar You Challenge back in September, I have to admit I was skeptical. This was not my dad’s first attempt at weight loss, and I wasn’t sure it would be the last, as he had been a chronic yo-yo dieter throughout my childhood. Dad was a cheater—at least when it came to food and weight loss. He would always appear to eat well-balanced meals, but I can’t even begin to count the number of times I would catch him eating HoHos or my mom’s German chocolate cake when no one else was around. The only difference was that this time he had true motivation: my mom. View Full Post


Health: A Work in Progress

It was about eight years ago. I was 33 years old, with a BMI considered clinically obese and a family history of diabetes and heart disease. I knew I was at risk. I was sedentary, I ate poorly and I was depressed with very low energy. I felt awful. View Full Post


No Excuses: Staying Healthy on the Road

I travel for work just about every week. You might have the healthiest of intentions when you're at home, but if you're like me, once you hit the road, sometimes maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a little challenging. You're entertaining clients, working longer hours, sitting on an airplane…I've heard and used all those excuses before. But if you're not careful, you're going to have to buy yourself a bigger suit for your next big meeting. View Full Post


Transformation Nation: Bob’s Big Adventure

A year ago, the title of this blog would have been "Big Bob's Adventure.” That's how I saw myself, and that's how others often referred to me. But last June, I decided I had finally had it with being Big Bob. I had blossomed to a robust 353 pounds and was genuinely unhappy. I decided to join Weight Watchers with the encouragement and commitment of a caring friend—and Bob's Big Adventure began. Shortly after, I joined Sharecare as a senior product designer. Both decisions have changed my life. View Full Post


Transformation Nation Success Story: Mercedes Moebuis

“I joined Dr. Oz’s Transformation nation because I felt like my life depended on it,” says Mercedes Moebuis. “I was 70 pounds overweight, I had just been laid off from my job and I just wasn’t taking care of myself.” View Full Post