'Biggest Losers' offer help with New Year's resolution

Two Long Island brothers who won big on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" are sharing their success story to inspire others. Medical salesman Bill Germanakos, of Lynbrook, lost 164 pounds. He slimmed down from

News 12 Staff

Dec 31, 2007, 2:34 PM

Updated 6,044 days ago

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Two Long Island brothers who won big on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" are sharing their success story to inspire others.
Medical salesman Bill Germanakos, of Lynbrook, lost 164 pounds. He slimmed down from 334 pounds to 170 pounds over an eight-month period to win the televised weight-loss competition.
Bill Germanakos says the elliptical machine was a great help for him. He says it allowed him to do cardiovascular exercise without putting pressure on his knees.
Bill?s brother Jim, a police officer from Massapequa, won the weigh-in among previously eliminated contestants. He went from 361 pounds to 175 pounds.
Jim Germanakos says he eased into running by power walking on a treadmill. He says after alternating between walking and running, he was able to just run and watch the pounds fall off.
The brothers hope their success will inspire others to lose weight and keep an important and common New Year?s resolution.


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