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Patrick Ferrari's Biggest Loser Elimination Interview
The first to surrender himself this season is doing very well at home.
Last night, Patrick Ferrari was eliminated from Biggest Loser, and the first this season to volunteer to leave if it meant saving his teammates, a group of very close 20-somethings. Owning that he still as a long way to go in his journey, he seems to be doing very well at home on his own, and what he learned on the ranch is only making it that much easier.
"I'm not giving an ounce of room for error," says Patrick of his lifestyle at home. He and his wife put together a 40-hour weekly schedule that maps out all of his workouts and meals. He spends 4-5 hours each day working out, five days a week, with running be a major part of that as he prepares for the marathon. He sticks to the calorie plan provided at the ranch by Dr. Huizenga, and he and his wife enjoy preparing healthy meals together. It's because of all of this that Patrick says "I'm not making any excuses." He admits that they are easy to make, especially when there are weddings, birthdays, and sporting events in your plans. He just plans ahead and stays committed to the goal.
Aside from his physical well-being as a result of weight he's lost, his relationship with his wife is also greatly improved since starting Biggest Loser. "It's the first time I feel like we're a team," he says. Previously, she was hurt because he didn't care what was important to her - and that was being healthier. As a result, she adopted some of his poor habits. Now, they plan meals together, grocery shop together, workout together, and even dream together.
One of Patrick's biggest, and most personal, dreams is to become a police officer. He'd tried to pass the agility test before to gain entrance to the police academy, but couldn't do it. Since leaving The Ranch he tried again and passed! "I'm ready to be a Ranger or Navy Seal after this," he said of what he learned on The Ranch.
Much of what he learned there came from his trainer, Dolvett Quince, a new addition this season who is quickly becoming a fan favorite. "Anyone who meets Dolvett feels encouraged to be a better person," Dolvett told us. "He doesn't give up on you."
Patrick also draws a lot of inspiration from his chance meetings with two NFL stars during episode 3's football-themed week. He thought Clay Matthews was "amazing," because he's fanatical about the Green Bay Packers. In Tim Tebow, he was impressed by how genuine the Bronco's quarterback was, saying "you could see in his eyes he wanted you to succeed."
Patrick had a rich experience at Biggest Loser, even if it only lasted three weeks. His teammates will no doubt be forever grateful for the sacrifice he made.Flag this Video