O'Neal Hampton, Jr. Goes Home

Name: O'Neal Hampton, Jr.
Hometown: Richfield, MN
Occupation: Station manager for USPS
Favorite cheat food: whole wheat pancakes with sugar-free syrup
Goal for 2010: to weigh 230 pounds
Starting weight: 389 pounds
Elimination weight: 265 pounds

iVillage: What was your big turning point-either during the show or before that made you realize you needed to lose the weight?
Family members passing at an early age due to health problems -- including both parents.

iVillage: What is one thing you wish you had known before going on The Biggest Loser?
That it was possible to lose weight and do this.

iVillage: Did you think it’s harder or easier to be on the show with a family member as a teammate as opposed to competing by yourself?
I could not have done it without SunShine.

iVillage: If you could have done one thing differently during the show, what would it be?
I would have left SunShine at the ranch when I went to my brother's funeral.

iVillage: What's the hardest thing to adapt to while living on the ranch?
Being away from my wife.

iVillage: What is one thing that keeps you motivated when you don't feel like working out or you want to eat junk food?
My past and how good I feel now.

iVillage: What is your favorite workout?
Cardio boxing

iVillage: What's the best advice Bob or Jillian has given you?
Bob says, "Celebrate the small victories."

iVillage: What is your favorite meal or snack?
Shrimp salad

iVillage: What's something viewers at home wouldn't know from watching the show?
How long the entire process of the show takes.

Watch The Biggest Loser on Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.

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