The Brandon native and Delta State University alum shed 181 pounds to win NBC's "The Biggest Loser" reality weight loss competition last December. And he's kept it off. He currently weighs in at 240, a little above his finale weight, but down significantly from the 400-plus pounds he carried around before Biggest Loser.
"Anybody can do what I've done," House said. "It's about where you're going to draw your line in the sand. ... It's not a diet; it's a total lifestyle change."
These days he's traveling Mississippi and the country sharing his story about losing the weight and keeping it off. His program, Lean On Me, focuses on healthy activity, nutrition and anti-bullying measures in schools.
On Friday, he'll visit the North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center in Tupelo at 4 p.m. before heading to Pontotoc for the finale of the Fall Challenge at First Baptist Church gym at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, he'll participate in Rudolph's Run 10K in Pontotoc in the morning and get in on the wacky, healthy fun at HealthWorks! in Tupelo in the afternoon.
"I still feel like a regular guy from Mississippi, who happened to be on a reality show," House said.
His coolest "Biggest Loser" moment came at NBC's Today show, right after he won the big prize.
"I shared a green room with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller," who were promoting the "Little Fockers" movie, House said. "Ben Stiller recognized me."