Biggest Loser season 11 has come and gone. It will be a memorable finale, most notably as the first featuring three women as the finalist, not to mention a female at-home winner. Deni lost 125 to win the at-home prize of $100,000. After weighing in the most contestants of any other season, it all came down to Olivia and Hannah. With a narrow three-pound difference, Olivia Ward won after losing 129 pounds, taking home $250,000.
It’s one of the most natural desires a woman can have – to start a family. And when Sarah Nitta experienced multiple miscarriages, it forced her to look at the reasons why, with her weight being a primary culprit. Her starting weight on Biggest Loser season 11 was 261 pounds, a lot for her small 5-foot-six-inch frame to carry. “My goal going into this was to get myself healthy enough to have a child,” she said in a post-elimination interview. Focused on getting to her finale weight goal, she said after that her first goal is to “try to carry a healthy pregnancy.”
Like most women, she has concerns about the pregnancy weight gain, but is already educating herself on the best way to go about that, citing the recommended amount of weight a woman can healthily gain for a pregnancy (about 35 pounds). She has spoken with her trainers and Biggest Loser’s Dr. Huizenga and they tell her “exercise is such an important part of pregnancy.” She also hopes to have more success in losing the weight and maintaing her new-found healthy habits after her pregnancy. “If I can’t get pregnant, then I’ve done my part [losing the weight], and we’ll try other options,” she said.
Listen now to our post-elimination interview with Sarah. She opens up about the perceived retaliation by her black team in sending her home and inadvertently being responsible for Arthur’s elimination in week 10. “I was very surprised at the decision” she says. She’s also working out at the Tapout gym in Las Vegas, with the same trainer who prepped Koli Palau and Mark Pinhasovich for the at-home prize wins. “That’s exactly what I’m shooting for,” she says of her decision to train with Robert McMullen.
We have only one word to summarize Deni Hill and Jesse Wornum, the week eight eliminated contestants from Biggest Loser. Classy. Not only did they, along with Marci Crozier, gain weight, a combined 12 pounds, they owned up to it. And they didn’t do it to advance their positions in the game, they did it to save “the kids,” their own and those they adopted on the ranch.
In week eight, there was a double elimination. One contestant would immediately be sent home for losing the least amount of weight, or in Deni’s case, gaining the most. In our interview, Deni and Jesse confirm that they “did talk about it” with Marci and agreed they’d throw the weigh in. Deni says “we knew who was going home,” and Jesse says “the strategy played out.”
Listen now to hear about their strategy that protected everyone else in the house, and hear them each explain their at-home regimens.
Season 11 of the Biggest Loser has already generated a lot of buzz, thanks in part to crew members going on strike during the show’s filming. Happily, the disagreements were resolved, and we’re looking forward to the show’s premiere on January 4th at 8:00.
The biggest news of all, Jillian says this is her last season.
Season 11 is the fourth season of The Biggest Loser to feature couples, but like season 10, you can be sure there will be some new surprises. However, the tough-love trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper will still be pushing contestants to their limits, while the lovely Alison Sweeney will host.
The definition of “couples” on The Biggest Loser isn’t limited to those who are romantically involved, as contestants include a mother-daughter team and twin brothers. All of the 22 contestants will compete to lose weight and shape-up, facing down emotional baggage and ridding themselves of unhealthy habits.
Deni Hill wins the Season 11 “At Home” Biggest Loser prize of $100k
Deni Hill’s Elimination
Watching your daughter get married is one of those poignant moments in a mother’s life, and missing it wouldn’t be an option. But when the opportunity to join Biggest Loser season 11 came along and the dates overlapped Deni Hill’s daughter’s wedding, missing it was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she says. Deni tearfully explained that her daughter urged her not to give up the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Biggest Loser, and how she asked Deni to bring home her new knowledge and help her with her own weight issues. Today, Deni is expecting her newest grandchild!
Deni says the hardest part about being home is trying to find something to replace her emotional eating habits, since it can’t be food. For her, she turns to exercise, shopping, and even breathing.
Watch our exclusive post-elimination interview with Deni to learn more. Brought to you by MultiGrain Cheerios.
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