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Interview with Cathy Skell, Eliminated Biggest Loser Week 11

cathy skellRather than risking a tie and having the black team send her daughter Kristin home, Cathy Skell selflessly volunteered herself for elimination last night on the Biggest Loser. Cathy’s radiant personality had so many of us in love with her from the start. She came to the Biggest Loser ranch with one mission in mind – to do whatever it takes to transform her life. Since starting on her weight loss journey, Cathy has been able to reach new levels physically and emotionally.

Among some of her greatest accomplishments includes finishing 13.1 miles in the half-marathon challenge that Ali put the contestants up to while they were at home in week 11. Cathy has continued to be successful at home and starts her day bright and early with her trainer. With a great support system around her, including going to the gym and working out with her daughters, Cathy has dropped nearly 80 pounds and keeps up her routine on a daily basis. Whether she’s spinning or doing sprints, Cathy is on a one-way track toward total life transformation.

Cathy is excited for summertime to come because it means doing things that she has never done. This summer she won’t be letting her weight hold her back from participating in activities such as swimming, hiking and biking. Cathy is eager for the Wisconsin weather to warm up so she can have her day on her water skis. Cathy loves being with her grandchildren and living an active lifestyle with her family.

Cathy worked to find herself a routine that would promote gym time, family time and work. Although difficult at first, Cathy says that once you have your schedule set to work for you, it will just flow. We all often find ourselves digging for motivation. “Surround yourself with positive people and people who believe you can do it,” says Cathy. She also recommends that you “should never compare yourself to other people. Stop looking at how much you have to lose and start looking at the positive of what you already have lost.” If there’s one thing we can all gain from watching Cathy’s journey, it’s that we are in charge of our own lives and to never give up on ourselves. Cathy is working hard toward the $100,000 at-home prize and will be dropping jaws for sure this May at the finale.

March 18th, 2009

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