On last night’s episode of The Biggest Loser, host Alison Sweeney was just full of surprises for the contestants. First, she took them on a road trip to The Grand Canyon, where they had to camp out for a few days without their trainers. Then, at the weigh in, she informed them that only one team would fall below the yellow line and that would be the only team up for elimination. Whoever had the lowest percentage of weight loss would have to decide which team member would head home and which one would continue on in the competition. That was a decision no one wanted to make but unfortunately, one that the yellow team was faced with. In an emotional elimination ceremony, Jerry Skeabeck said goodbye his daughter, Coleen, and headed home. Today, he spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.
Coming on the show was not necessarily Jerry’s idea but he had a hard time turning down his daughter when she suggested that they try out for The Biggest Loser together. “This was all Coleen’s idea,” Jerry told Buddy TV today. “She’s a huge Biggest Loser junkie and, as a dad, how could I say no to improving our lives?” The two had barely arrived before Jerry took a trip to the hospital and found out that he was the least healthy contestant the show had ever seen. Instead of scaring him, it only motivated him to get his life on track. “I promised myself I would do whatever needed to be done to keep all my kids in the game when it came to being healthy,” he said.
The experience of being on The Biggest Loser was one that Jerry is happy he shared with his daughter but these two didn’t come into the competition with any issues that needed addressing or healing. “Coleen and I were always close as I believe I am with all four of my tax deductions,” he joked. On last night’s episode, Jerry was forced to say goodbye to his daughter, a move that was very difficult for him. “It, truly for a lack of a better choice, sucked,” he admitted. “I felt like I let her down “
Since heading home, Jerry has made some serious changes to his life and is 70 pounds lighter. “I have changed some bad habits into a positive lifestyle with at least 12 hours a week in the gym,” he told BuddyTV. “I also make better choices when it comes to nutrition.”
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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