Julie and Meaghan

JulieName: Julie Trattles
Age: 52
Height: 165cm
Lives: Qld
Status: married for 33 years.
Children: 3 children, 3 grandchildren.
Occupation: department manager
Biggest Loser partner: Meaghan (daughter)

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“I am hoping to find an inner strength and prove to myself that I can do this.”

After being married for 33 years, Julie wants to bring the passion back into her marriage and believes that gaining control of her weight will rekindle the romance and love in her partnership. This mother and grandmother also wants to be able to be more active with her grandchildren whom she cherishes and wishes they could sit on her lap – at the moment, they just slide off.

Julie can’t stand catching sight of herself in the mirror or seeing her reflection in a window, hates that she can’t tie her own shoes and is sick of feeling uncomfortable when sitting in chairs and getting in and out of cars.

This contestant also has health concerns, with heel spurs that worsen the more weight she puts on, an under active thyroid condition and high blood pressure. “My body feels old,” says Julie, “But my mind doesn’t.” She comes from a family with a history of long life spans but doesn’t think she’ll last if she continues on the way she is now.

Julie and Meaghan, her daughter and Biggest Loser partner, are the only overweight members of the family and Julie blames herself for her daughter’s weight problem.

“This will give me time for myself, which I have never had before,” says Julie of being part of the Biggest Loser. “If I don’t do this now I will never have a chance like this again and I want to be able to be proud of myself.”

Favourite foods:
Sweets, lollies, candies
Biscuits
Chocolate slices
Ice cream
Creamy curry with rice
Fish in batter
Roast dinners


MeaghanName: Meaghan Trattles
Age: 26
Height: 170cm
Lives: Qld
Status: single
Occupation: social worker
Biggest Loser partner: Julie (mother)

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“I want to find out who I am and correct the bad habits I have gathered over the years.”

Like many other young women her age, Meaghan would like to fall in love. She feels her weight prevents her from meeting someone and feels like the odd one out as all her friends and family have partners. She wants to have the confidence to talk to guys again and hang out with her friends – at the moment she won’t put herself out there because she’s too uncomfortable with herself.

Like her mother and Biggest Loser partner, Meaghan would like to be able to run around with the kids in her family, her nieces and nephews. She feels she has picked up every bad eating habit her mother has and says that if one of them gives up trying to lose weight, the other one does too. This mother and daughter lose their motivation without each other. Meaghan’s sister, brother and father can eat what they want without having weight problems.

This social worker believes she would be able to give more to her demanding job of keeping up with the needs of teenagers if her weight wasn’t a problem. She says she’s been an emotional eater ever since she had disagreements with her brother that she bought a house with and although they get along better now, she still turns to food whenever she feels upset.

“I hope by the end of this journey that I will look and feel good,” says Meaghan of being on the Biggest Loser. “I want to be fun again.”

Favourite foods:
Pad Thai noodles
Fast food
Dairy – flavoured milk, cheese, custard, yoghurt.
Spaghetti Bolognese

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  • kirsten

    you rock………well done so far. Keep on going ur gonna lose all that extra weight! well done so far.

  • sarah

    you rock keep up the great work

  • Matt

    How You DOOOIN??

  • Hannah Carlile

    go meaghan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    from hannah (your biggest fan)

  • livvie king

    Megan and julie i think your are doing great and i think julie your are a inspiration to my grandma she is really doing lots of exercises and getting out of the house. Megan you are a inspiration to me and my whole family i love you and Julie's makeover and i think it was a great idea to Julie's sharif because he was a huge threat that what i would of done

    from your biggest fan livvie you both rock

  • livvie king

    Megan it is so sad to see you go i nearly cryed i thought it was great that would made shore that Sammy got the better option that is real friend ship i think i think you should keep being friends with Sammy out of the game to

    you rule and so dose julie

  • BRENO

    Congrats Meaghan on ur efforts so far. U r looking amazing and even more beautiful than you already were, shame u dont live on the west coast! So sad 2 c u go, but don't give up as i'm sure u wont!

  • Hannah

    your in the biggest loser tonight!!
    you can beet thouse people

  • Hannah

    It is so sad to c u go but that is life and games like biggest loser.
    congratulations julie final 4!!!

  • jalayne

    hey your awsume you better get back into the house and win a whit shirt
    byt the way my brother rekons your hot lol
    doo you have myspace??

  • Ryan Trattles

    She has facebook not myspace.

  • carmen

    hi Meaghan, im maddy's friend:) i don't know if she told yu about me but, im a huge fan and thank-you so much for the auto graph that i got from maddy. thanks again well done on your weight loss journey xx

  • Georgie Ruhle

    Meghan I loved Your finale dress – who was it by? where did you get it ? you looked beautiful

  • mitch1390

    meaghan and julie you guys were the best the season is over and im still obsesst with you both you were the sexyest couple by far keep going mitchell

  • mitch1390

    meaghan and julie you guys were the best the season is over and im still obsesst with you both you were the sexyest couple by far keep going mitchell

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