PHOTOS: Extreme Makeover -- LaRhonda's journey

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">&#34;LaRhonda&#34; - A former marching band queen from Oklahoma City, 24-year-old LaRhonda now weighs 433 pounds. When she lost her mother, who wasn&#39;t as overweight, to diabetes, LaRhonda realized that she is currently on the same path -- and will die if she doesn&#39;t change her ways. When trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell surprises her in front of the flag team she coaches, LaRhonda promises that she will reverse the direction of her life, not only for herself, but for her whole family. Throughout her one year journey to safely lose almost half of her body weight, Chris helps LaRhonda face the dark secrets she&#39;s covered with food and finally admit the childhood trauma that led her to become super obese. &#40;ABC&#47;Greg Zabilski&#41;</span></div>
July 11, 2011 10:02:11 AM PDT