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Age: 29
Height: 5'9"
Starting weight: 348 lbs.
Hometown: West Jordan, UT
Occupation: Massage therapist

Marilyn is married with a 12-year-old daughter and recently discovered that her husband of 13 years had been cheating on her. He admitted to being unhappy with her weight and was embarrassed to introduce her to friends and co-workers.

As eager as she is to shed her excess pounds, Marilyn, who was adopted, is nervous that slimming down will force her to face her abandonment issues.

Meet Marilyn.

One-on-One with Dr. Phil.

Marilyn's internal dialogue.

Struggles and successes.

Her marriage.

Meet the other challengers.