John Ratliff


John Ratliff


263 lbs

Age: 46

2nd weigh-in: 260

Final weigh-in: 267

Height: 6'0"

Chest: 46 before, 48 now

Waist: 48 before, 46 now

BMI: 35.7 before, 36.3 now 

Occupation: Certified surgical technologist, instructor at LLCC

Why did you sign up for Biggest Loser?

As a healthcare professional, I have focused on my profession but not on myself. As a husband and father I would like to be around for my family for many years to come. Now is the time to start a healthy lifestyle and do something for me.

What are your personal goals for this contest?

I hope that being in the contest will motivate me. For me it is not about winning, it is about feeling good about myself every time I look into the mirror.

Tell us about yourself.

I moved to Springfield in August to teach at Lincoln Land Community College in the surgical technology program. I am married to my wife Barb and father of six children and one step daughter. I am also a grandfather of four with a grandson on the way. I have been a certified surgical tech since 1994 and I am very active with my profession.



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