Biggest Loser contestant Kim Stone returned home after leaving during week 12 in Hawaii. Stone appeared on The Today Show, where she talked about how she was happy to sacrifice herself so her daughter could continue on the show. “I hope that she does well. I hope she continues to work towards her weight loss goals and I wish her the best of luck.”
When Stone started on the show she weighed 219 pounds, had type 2 diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure. She now weighs 151 pounds, only one pound away from her goal weight. Not only has she lost 68 pounds but she is no longer a type 2 diabetic, does not have hypertension or high blood pressure. On The Today Show she said, “I feel like a whole new woman.”
Now that she has lost all that weight and is much healthier, what is her plan to stay that way? For starters she is making sure she doesn’t forget everything she learned while being on the show. Knowing how easy it is to fall off the wagon when you let yourself get to the point of starvation, Stone makes sure she always has healthy snacks in the car. “When I find myself away from home doing errands and gone longer than I anticipated, I can be literally starving,” she said to Prevention. “That’s when you’re weak enough to stop anywhere, a burger place or a taco place. My husband has helped me with that, too. We load up the cooler with healthy snacks, and we’re set.” Being prepared is especially important for Stone since she lives over 20 miles from the nearest grocery store. (more…)
By Dani M. Stone
Kim Stone is an emotional woman. After losing both her parents to complications resulting from morbid obesity, she’s afraid her slippery slope of weight gain is also going to take her away from her three grown children far too soon. At 48, with a moderate weight (by comparison to her Biggest Loser peers) of 219 pounds, Kim may not be the heaviest contestant at the Biggest Loser 13 ranch, but she’s already experiencing complications from her weight including type 2 diabetes. She and her daughter Megan Stone represent the purple team, one of three parent/child duos on this season.
Kim’s weight gain began after a failed pregnancy and almost immediate successful pregnancy with her daughter. Losing the additional pounds seemed daunting, and like many new mothers, she couldn’t seem to find the time or energy to try and take the weight off. When her father died at 59, her grief led to depression, eating and more pounds. (more…)