Biggest Loser's Biggest Winner
Who else saw Ali on Biggest Loser last night step into her success spotlight?!
Although I don’t watch every week, I’ve caught enough episodes to enjoy her stunning victory over the “shoe-in” boys during last night’s weigh-in.
Mark and Roger set the bar unbelievably high by losing double digit pounds over the last week. (“This just doesn’t happen in week FIFTEEN,” said incredulous trainer Bob.)
In order to stay in the game, Ali had to lose something like 9 pounds, which she hadn’t done since her first week on the show.
And everyone “knows” it’s easier to lose more weight up front than it is when closer to your target weight. Plus, Ali’s just a little 5′ 5″ girl; especially since dropping 90 freakin’ pounds! So dropping nine more in one week – no easy feat.
But she did it! Ali also had the highest percentage of weight loss of all remaining contestants, and is in a strong position to take the Biggest Loser title for season five – which would make her the first woman in the show’s history to achieve it!
But my favorite part was when they flashed us back to episodes when Ali was up for elimination (and was indeed eliminated from the game) when she said with complete confidence, “But I will be the Biggest Loser.” (Or was it, “I AM the biggest loser”? Maybe both.)
Even in the face of elimination Ali was claiming her victory. (And she went on to rejoin the show after elimination in a surprise twist.)
I’m so proud of her and every other person who dares to claim what they want – even when it doesn’t look likely.
That’s conscious creation. Not letting doubt or fear or past disappointments creep in to foil it. It’s a beautiful thing, as is Ali. Before and after.
Update: Ali not only went on to be the first female winner of Biggest Loser, but she talks in this four minute Ellen clip about how she visualized it happening.