Name: Renee Wilson
Start weight: 267
Elimination weight: 195
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Favorite cheat food: Chipotle Burrito Bowls
1.) Do you think the parent/child teams or the married couples teams have the advantage and why?
Renee: The child-parent teams because usually parents will do anything for their children—even come on The Biggest Loser.
2.) Has your partner contributed to your weight gain before the show?
3.) Do you think losing weight with a family member is easier or harder than going it alone and why?
Renee: Definitely easier because you have the support of someone who loves you 24/7.
4.) What was the turning point in your life when you realized you needed to lose the weight?
Renee: I think for years as I continued to have to buy larger and larger sizes, I knew I needed to lose weight. When I saw a picture of myself about a year ago, I was in shock. Who was that huge girl in the picture? Me… I could not believe what I saw. The picture did not lie—it told me the truth… the scary truth of how far I had let myself go. It wasn't pretty.
5.) Who worked harder at losing weight—you or your partner?
Renee: I would say that’s a tie!
6.) What advice can you give to people who want to lose weight? What's the best advice you got?
Renee: It is NEVER too late to change your life! Stop making excuses. You can change your life starting today! Just Do It! Don't Stop! Never Quit!
7.) What's your favorite workout?
Renee: Spinning—the first time we did this on the ranch I thought it was some sort of torture device. Now, I love it! I love pedaling to the beat and pushing myself to the music!
8.) What's the best advice Bob or Jillian has given you?
Renee: Jillian would tell me that I was stronger than I ever believed I was and that I had been through a lot of harder things in my life… I just needed to believe it! One day I understood what she had said to me and I kept on going and never looked back!
9.) What's your favorite meal?
Renee: Healthy snack—baked organic blue corn tortilla chips and salsa. Meal—Grilled salmon, brown rice and grilled asparagus with lemon.
10.) What is one thing that happened behind-the-scenes that no one would know from watching the show?
Renee: Day after day, day in day out, we learned to enjoy the journey!