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Shortly after my dad passed away from a long term fight with diabetes and all of its associated complications, I was cast on the reality TV show The Biggest Loser. During the show I came to the harsh reality that if my lifestyle did not change I was going to be domed to the same fate as my dad. His demise was an awful spectacle to witness He suffered for years with terrible infections, loss of feeling in his feet and lower extremities, gang green, amputations and so on. It was a painfully slow and terrible death.
On the show, I was determined to not have the same fate as my dad. I had an amazing transformation. I lost 126 pounds. It equated to losing a pound a day over the course of four months! I promised the wonderful people at The Biggest Loser, who had invested so much in me, that I would never gain the weight again. I had a new lease on life and I was going to make the most of it.
Well, if life doesn’t smack you right in the face when you least expect it. Over the course of the last few years I’ve gained all of the weight back and then some. I’d like to offer all of the commonly believed excuses that The Biggest Loser wasn’t a real long term solution and no matter what I did after the show it was inevitable that I was going to gain the weight back because I had conditioned my metabolism to a pace that could not be maintained in my everyday life unless I ate 600 calories a day and worked out eight hours a day.
Excuses aside, the Biggest Loser was a great experience that I cherish fondly, however, I was completely isolated from my everyday life, removed from the temptations, stresses and old habits. So today, I’m in a place that I didn’t expect, but here I am. It’s not without a certain amount of self-loathing and poor me. It’s also, embarrassing, humiliating and you begin to lose hope, but I will never quit until I figure this out.
As I’ve come to accept the reality of my situation I began to ask the question why not find a real world solution to my debilitating plight. Why not find my own real world “Biggest Loser” solution. One that works for the challenges of my life. Well, I did, I am going on a quest to find everyday, real health. Not a fad or the latest gimmick diet, but a long term path to health. I’ve invited Melanie Douglass, who has been in the health and wellness industry for 25 years and feels that real health should be accessible, for free, to everyone. We are going on a journey to long-term health and we are inviting all of you to come along. No fee, no gimmick, we are not promoting a program or product. We are just determined to find real health.