Starting Weight: 295
Eliminated Weight: 288
Hometown: Houston, Tx
Status: (Single, Married, Divorced): Single
1.) What was your big turning point -- either during the show or before that made you realize you needed to lose weight? I have known for sometime that I needed to lose weight but it felt helpless. Since the show, I have learned that it is possible. And to never ever stop... just keep going! It's amazing what happens when someone tells me I can't or I wont!
2.) What is one thing you wish you had known before going on The Biggest Loser? A few things: It is impossible to tell people how hard both emotional and physically being on the show is. I was not mentally prepared. That and the fact that the location was changing and personal space would be a huge issue.
3.) If you could have done one thing differently during the show what would it be? Fought harder to stay. But I believe that everything happens for a reason. I am just glad that the show opened my eyes and I found it with in my inner circle of friends and family the courage and encouragement to do it at home. Hell, I'm still doing it everyday.
4.) What do you think your biggest weight loss obstacles will be now that you're dieting on your own? At first, it was realizing that I changed but the world had not. Everyday it is a struggle to say no to the ding dongs and hamburgers, but the trade off is so much greater. My energy leave is so much higher. The way I see myself is so much better. I can walk into a room full of people, look them straight in the eye and now know the feeling of them looking back at me not because I am fat but they can see the things I have always wanted them to see. Me.
5.) What advice can you give other people who are hoping to lose extra pounds? Just don't stop. Keep moving. And be proud of yourself. Losing weight is a journey not a one day adventure. One of the producers told us to respect the scale. Every time I step on to the scale, even if my weight loss is only 2 pounds. I respect it. I earned it.
6.) Who do you think will make it to the end of the show and why? I hope that Amy makes it to the end of the show. I can see her inner strength. She has the will to win.
7.) What is one thing that happened behind-the-scenes that no one would know from watching the show? So many things to pick from. But I am going to give the Amber answer. A.) The showers and bathrooms sucked! I think I am scared for life! B.) The game does not stop when the cameras stop rolling. In fact for some people that's when they took full advantage.