Bay Area's Biggest Losers

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010  |  Updated 12:32 PM PDT
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Sam Poueu and Kali Palu and Patti and Stephanie Anderson of NBC's "The Biggest Loser."

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Being big is a big deal tonight as a Lafayette mother and daughter and a pair of cousins from Rohnert Park who have their sights set on becoming the next winners of NBC's "The Biggest Loser."

Patti Anderson, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie, 29, are ready for the challenge.

"I really want to go into the new year healthy and feeling good about myself," Patti told the Contra Costa Times. "... And it's amazing to discover what kind of inner strength you have that you didn't know was there until you dig down deep."

Patti, who tipped the scales at 243 pounds during the public weigh-in, and Stephanie, weighing 264 pounds were far from the heaviest contestants. The trainers on the show say they are seeing the most overweight contestants in the history of the show.

The Andersons will have tough competition in the cousin team of Koli Palu and Sam Poueu, who have used their Samoan roots as an excuse for their size. But 23-year-old Sam, who weighed 372 pounds at the show's start and Koli, who weighed a stunning 403 pounds, realize their culture is no reason for being overweight and unhealthy.

All the contestants will leave the show a little lighter, even if they don't win the grand prize of $250,000.

"The Biggest Loser" starts Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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