ABOUT EMMY LOU MUNOZ

Hometown: Woodson, Texas
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
Starting Weight: 260 pounds
Current Weight: 239 pounds
Team: Red Team

At 32 years old and 260 pounds, Emmy Lou Munoz is a married mother of two whose primary motivation for going on the show is to get fit so she can be active with her children. She says, "In 2011, when I could not catch my then four-year-old son, I knew I needed to change my life." Overweight her whole life, Munoz was often bullied because of her size. Not knowing how to handle the emotions, she used food as comfort. She was born and raised in Woodson, Texas, the youngest of five children. A high school track and field star, she won district and advanced to regionals in discus all four years of high school. Munoz was in the top eight for regionals her senior year, and she also played varsity volleyball for four years and softball for eight years. Marrying right after high school, she left the world of sports to start her family, which now includes a 10-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son. She looks forward to losing the weight and being a healthier role model for her children, rejoining the co-ed softball league in her community and, one day, running a half marathon.