Name: Lezlye Donahue
Starting Weight: 255 lbs.
Eliminated Weight: 243
Hometown: New Orleans
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? During the show is when I realized how much I truly needed to lose the weight. Being isolated from life and my son, at that moment I realized just how much my weight had effected my relationship with Adam. He was taking the brunt of my own self inflicted pain.
2.) What is one thing you wish you had known before going on The Biggest Loser? The emotional journey we would embark on.
3.) If you could have done one thing differently during the show what would it be? If I was being selfish: To have kept Amber on and let the girls stick together. If I am being honest: I would have pushed myself harder and run with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
4.) What do you think your biggest weight-loss obstacles will be now that you're dieting on your own? My MIND! My own personal torture that I inflict on myself EVERYDAY! If I can get over beating myself up, I'll win the battle.
5.) What advice can you give other people who are hoping to lose extra pounds? Losing weight is truly the hardest thing you will ever do. I mean, you have to eat food to live. It's not like putting down a drink or cigarettes. It's an addiction that truly takes hold of you, but what you don't realize is, this addiction is killing you. The impact weight has on your body leads to numerous health risks. But like me, you probably think your invincible.
But the advantages of losing weight -- you can't beat them! The years it adds to your life... and I mean GOOD years that will allow you to enjoy life and not just exist in it. You need to live life and not let life live you. Weight plays an important part in that. It strangles you and that, my friend, stops you dead in your tracks. Don't start tomorrow (it never comes) -- start now -- this very moment! Put down the bad habits and get active! You only fail if you don't try. I promise!
6.) Who do you think will make it to the end of the show and why? Haven't given this much thought, honestly. We are all winners, just without a title. We all accomplished what we came here to do -- GET HEALTHY. For me, it was to FIND PEACE WITHIN MYSELF. When I reach my goal weight, I will have captured what I've been searching for.
7.) What is one thing that happened behind-the-scenes that no one would know from watching the show? The human vibrator located in our mini gym. Patty LOVED this thing!!!!! She couldn't stay off of it! What does that machine exercise anyway?