The Biggest Loser Australia star Sam Rouen has reflected on his incredible weight loss journey 11 years after winning the third season of the reality TV show in 2008.
The 30-year-old fitness fanatic took to Instagram to share impressive before-and-after photos accompanied by a heartfelt message about how far he has come in his quest for healthy living.
"Eleven years ago today, I stood on a stage and realised that I committed to something.
"It was one of the first times in my life that I put my mind to something, gave it my all and achieved what I wanted."
"In the weeks leading up to 29/04/08, I was running up to 60km a day and eating to a timetabled schedule. I was disciplined," he wrote of his time on The Biggest Loser.
"I proved to myself that I could do what I put my mind to. I still face demons and challenges but this day empowered me realising my worth and self empowerment.
"I hope that everyone has that opportunity to reflect on themselves, and realise how amazing they are, what they can achieve and what they are worth," he finished.
During his stint on the weight loss programme, Sam lost 72kgs.
Rouen entered the show at a staggering 154 kilograms, before shedding 71 kilograms during the series to become the first Biggest Loser in Australia at the young age of 19.
And since his 2008 transformation, Sam has not only kept the weight off - he went on to become a smoking hot Sydney fireman!