The Biggest Loser: Ali and Bette-Sue Talk Back

(7 Photos)

Valerie Denny on Apr 15, 2008 at 10:48AM

chime in now
  • 2 of 7

The Biggest Loser: Ali and Bette-Sue Talk Back

    Loading slides...

Fighting Temptation

Inspired by Jennifer, Rick Ryan and Kyle: How did you deal with emotional aspects of the challenge, such as fighting food temptations at home and staying on top of your workouts?

Ali:For me, the week we were eliminated was the week I started believing I could totally do this. It wasn't about being on that campus; it was about believing in myself and actively going after my goal. My mom and I spent a lot of time talking about why we put the weight on, which was to protect ourselves. But I was young then and now I'm this strong woman and I don't need that protection anymore. As the pounds came off, I was able to free myself emotionally and physically, was free to address issues with my mother and in other relationships.

Bette-Sue: It takes a conscious effort. I can't undo 53 years [of emotional issues] in three months. But physically, I'm shocked at how fast you can lose it. An hour of cardio really makes a difference. It's just not easy. I can very easily see myself falling into old traps, which is scary.


Read the rest of the answer on The Weighting Game

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web