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Abby Rike: Biggest Loser 8

Eliminated Week 7

Follow along on Abby’s journey in Biggest Loser season 8. Each week we’ll update with accomplishments, weight loss, new videos and more.

biggest loser abbyAge 34

Hometown Mabank, TX

Occupation Teacher

Team Color Green

Starting Weight 247

Final Weight 147

Total Loss -100

Family Tragically, she lost her husband and two young children in an automobile accident in 2007.


  • “Every role I cherished was gone… I have to believe I’m here for something way bigger.” – Week 1
  • “Watching your diet, counting your calories, moving – it works!” – Week 2

View Abby Rike's Biggest Loser Journey Slideshow

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August 20th, 2009

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Gemma Deller

Abby a friend of mine read your story and told me about you. She knows me well and knew I would want to do something. I am so sorry for your losses and congratulate you on your strength. I am a psychic medium and would like to offer you a free reading - whenever you are ready. My website is Stay strong girl!

posted Jan 21st, 2010 5:41 pm


Abby you inspire me and my family you are a wonderful person and you have done great on the weeks you were at the ranch. Because of you I know that there is a second chance.

posted Nov 8th, 2009 4:37 pm


you have touched my life, I just can't imagine going through what you have, you are such a strong person, and just by watching you on the show I see that you are truly one of the most genuinly kind people in this world. and I wish all good things for you, you deserve nothing but the best, and I am so happy that you are finally living again and not just existing, you have truly touched my life, and I just hope that you know that you have made a great impact on my life, even though I have never met you. and by the way you are beautiful, you just look fantastic !!!

posted Oct 29th, 2009 11:44 pm

Sheila Riddell Rising Sun, Indiana

I along with every mother in america who watches the Biggest Loser has cried with you ..I can't imagine the pain you have gone through ..You deserve good things and I have to believe that you will have good in your life again ! You go girl I am praying that you win this thing and that you get what you want out of this ..I wish I had you to help me be strong ..but you are my inspiration ...Thank you and God Bless You !!!

posted Oct 29th, 2009 2:09 pm


Abby, may God bless you and always remember, although you cannot see your hubby & kids, they are always with you. They want the best for you and the best is to get & remain your healthy, beautifully-spirited self! Rock on girlfriend! You can do ALL through Christ who strengthens you! You can a child of the most high God! May you're blessed with all that is good in life!

posted Oct 28th, 2009 5:09 pm


Abby, I was so sorry to see you leave the show last night, but what a kind thing to do for the other contestants! I'm sure God is going to use you in a mighty way to be an example to so many others whose lives have been utterly shattered.
I hope, and feel sure you do, have Christ in your heart. I also hope you will give him the glory for your strength, courage and salvation. You're a true hero; a life that matters! Praise God.

posted Oct 28th, 2009 12:27 pm


Abby .... You ROCK! I am a mother myself and have cried every time I see your story. I really hope you come back and win the AT HOME challenge. You are a beautiful lady and I wish you all the best!!!

posted Oct 28th, 2009 1:38 am


abby, You are an insperation so every mother in the world i am so grateful that you are doing something for you self and starting a new chapter in life! i know that you can never completly close the last chapter ( and no one blames you for that cuz i dont no where you get the strength that you have all i no is that you are a beautiful person) but i want to congratulate you on helping your self and making your family proud of you cuz u no theyre watching!!!! i am so proud of you and hope you the best in life and that you can always remember the best of your family and how LOVED you were and alwayz will be!!!! i am so PROUD of YOU you are the strongest person i have ever watch or known and you go girl!

from: Melissa 3 yr old daughter and 10 mth old son!!!!! - LUV YA GIRL! HOPE YOU WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Oct 27th, 2009 11:44 pm


You are the best. good luck with everything in your life. your family is looking down on you and are very proud!!!

posted Oct 27th, 2009 10:02 pm

Heather Chamberlain

Abby, families are forever. Know more about this through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After we die, we have the chance to be reunited with our families who have passed on and will pass on in their time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. This will change your life in such a spiritual way. Just to know the truth about Christ's church that is here on the earth today.

posted Sep 23rd, 2009 10:29 am

Heather Chamberlain

I am cheering for you Abby. You are a very strong individual. Keep up your ambition to loose weight when it seems like you can't do it anymore. Don't let your obesity win.

posted Sep 23rd, 2009 10:24 am


Go Abby. You are the strongest woman I know. I don't know that I could handle what you have been through. You are my girl... Go lady go!!!!!!

posted Sep 16th, 2009 3:15 pm

Jennifer Buna

Go Abby, I hope you win, you been through so much.

posted Aug 26th, 2009 12:33 pm


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