CNY Biggest Loser? Follow Darryl's journey

Barbara St. Pierre, Darryl's trainer

It is a program that has changed lives and literally saved them. NBC's "The Biggest Loser" has inspired people to do things they never thought possible.

We are now introducing you to a local man who is changing his life. Darryl Sanford of Syracuse is a 41-year-old father of 5 who admits he has spent his life overweight.

Now, he is taking on the Biggest Loser challenge locally at Trillium Fitness. For the next 12 weeks, we will follow Darryl's journey to a healthier life.

You will get the chance to witness his transformation from week to week on Today in Central New York. From weekly weigh-ins to tips from his trainer, Barbara St. Pierre, it is a story you won't want to miss. You can catch the segment weekdays from 5-7 a.m. on NBC 3.

You can follow Darryl's progress on his Facebook page by clicking here.

Today's Tip: How much water should I really drink each day?

The answer may surprise you. Water is one of the most important parts of your diet. Your body needs fluids, but just how much do you need? The answer depends on your exercise routine, your alcohol consumption, if you are pregnant or nursing, or live in extremely warm or cold climates. Use the Hydration Calculator to find how exactly how much water you need to drink every day.

Leave Darryl your words of encouragement below. You can share your weight loss secrets with others as well. Also, leave your weight loss questions and we will try to get them answered for you.