Rachel is battling a broken heart, and the death of an ex.
The 35-year-old former UCLA college cheerleader is determined to get back down to her college size, after a painful breakup caused her to seek comfort in food.
"I got screwed over by a guy, and I ate myself to over 300 pounds," she says on this week's Extreme Weight Loss
However, Rachel's journey back takes an emotional turn, when her ex dies, causing her to falter in her weight-loss goals.
"Any cheerleader can come back, as long as they live, and wear their uniform, and cheer at homecoming," says Rachel. "So, if I can get this to fit again, then I would be able to dance, and cheer at the Rose Bowl.