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It’s week 10 on the Biggest Loser ranch and boy, what a week.
After 9 weeks of fighting together, supporting each other, and heartfelt bonding, the Red Team as we know it has come to an end. Yep, it’s single’s time, and I for one was not looking forward to it. It’s not that I don’t think I can stand alone, but I’m afraid of losing the team camaraderie and love we shared as a team. It almost felt like I was divorcing my entire family, and I didn’t want it to turn into a bitter divorce. Transitioning to singles is usually when the competition gets ugly, but we vowed to continue to support each other and be a family – we vowed to be The Red Team for life! I was honored to keep my Red Team jersey, after all red is my favorite color, my childhood nickname, and reminds me of my salvation. I will wear my red proudly and represent Dolvett and the former Red Team.
Our first challenge as singles was a challenge of strength and endurance as we held 20% of our body weight in the “Ring of Fire.” I knew without a doubt, this would be a challenge for which I would have to use caution and wisdom, after injuring my back during a workout earlier in the week. Needless to say, I was the first one out after 5 minutes. Those 5 minutes felt like 50 minutes and I’m actually surprised I made it that long. We're in singles now and I decided to sacrifice the challenge win and a 1 pound advantage to be able to preserve my body for the rest of the competition.
After four straight weeks of losing 4 pounds each week, I finally broke the streak by losing 7 pounds! I’m so excited my hard work finally showed up on the scale this week and proved not only to Dolvett, my Red Team family, and others, but most importantly, I proved to myself that I can stand strong on the scale alone. For the first time since being on the ranch, I actually believed I can be successful and possibly even win the title of The Biggest Loser. Why not Me?!
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