Jerry Hayes, the oldest Biggest Loser contestant in the show’s history, has won the At-Home Biggest Loser Prize. This 64-year-old grandfather of five was certainly not the top choice to beat his fellow contestants for the $100,000 prize, but after losing 47.97% of his body weight (down 177 pounds to his current weight of 192), he was the clear winner from the moment he stepped on the scale.
Is $25,000 really worth leaving the experience of a lifetime? This week the contestants were greeted by Ali Sweeney and offered an opportunity to have $25,000 if they chose to leave the Biggest Loser ranch this instant. She even offered a limo ride to the airport! It was a matter of how commited they were to changing their lives or whether they were in this game just for the cash prize. Joelle had some weighing thoughts on the matter and almost crossed the line to take the cash. Luckily for her, she realized that there is no experience like this and you cannot put a price on getting your health back. (more…)
Facing elimination last night on The Biggest Loser, Jerry Hayes is looking forward to not only the finale, but living a healthier and happier life. Jerry put in a hard fight during week two on the ranch, but unfortunately, did not make it any further than the elimination room.
At home, Jerry is continuing on his weight loss journey and is working hard towards his goals. He sat down with his granddaughter and made a New Year’s Resolution to run in a 5K race together in 2009. Jerry has started to incorporate running into his routine. His granddaughter is excited to be taking on the challenge with him. He aspires to run in the Bay to Breakers, a footrace that stretches 12K from the northeast end of downtown San Francisco, California through the city and finishes at the Great Highway (adjacent to the Pacific Coast, where the breakers crash onto Ocean Beach!). (more…)
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