Denise "Deni" Hill had been telling everybody for months: "I am going to win."
She told family, friends, trainers and "The Biggest Loser" that she was going to take the at-home prize at the "The Biggest Loser: Couples" finale on May 24.
"I shocked them all. I don't think they saw it coming," said Hill, of Bountiful, who did, indeed, win the competition.
The 59-year-old mother of eight, grandmother to 11 (and another on the way), has never been active.
Growing up, daughter Sarah Nitta said, if the family went to a park or to the beach, her mom was always sitting down.
Hill's journey to the crown began with Nitta. Nitta, a Woods Cross High School alum, had been through several battles in life and was looking for help controlling her weight.