She may have lost in one aspect, but it has been a major gain in other areas of her life.
Sarah Nitta, who is originally from Bountiful, lost 106 pounds on the reality TV show "The Biggest Loser" during its 11th season, which aired in 2011.
Nitta, 28, now lives in St. George and works at The Biggest Loser resort in Ivins.
She will speak about preventive health and tell her story of weight loss at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Roy City Recreation Department. The event is free to the public.
Nitta's speech is in conjunction with Life Line Screening, which does preventive health screenings. Attendees can enter a sweepstakes to win a free week at a Biggest Loser Resort of their choice. Participants can also have a Life Line health screening for a fee ranging from $60 to $149.
Nitta said she grew up watching her mother eat to make herself feel better when she was unhappy, and Nitta picked up on her mom's habit of emotional eating "to make the yucky feelings go away." Later, in college, Nitta experienced a bad breakup and gained "a ton of weight."
While serving a mission in Texas for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she started running and began to enjoy working out and losing weight. After returning home, her workouts were squashed when she was in a car accident and crushed her pelvis.
Doctors told her she might not walk again. "While I was in recovery, I couldn't eat very much, so I started to lose a lot of weight," she said.
She met her husband through a mutual friend when she was still in a wheelchair. After marrying and having a miscarriage, Nitta started eating even more. She had lost so much muscle from her accident that she wasn't able to burn off the calories.
Her weight was preventing her from being healthy and from getting pregnant again.