Host Bob Harper hosted an auction last week on The Biggest Loser that gave the contestants the chance to win some flashy and functional prizes. Toy Grandison walked away with a special 1-pound advantage — one that could potentially increase to a 5-pound advantage if she chose to wait 5 weeks to use it. After discussing it with her trainer Jen Widerstrom, Toy decided to hold off on using her special pound advantage until a future weigh in, but unfortunately, Toy’s decision cost her as she fell below the yellow line and was sent home by her team.
When Toy fell below the yellow line in the weigh in, Vicki Clark joined her. Originally, Vicki had asked that her team vote her home instead of Toy, but they did not listen and Vicki stayed on the ranch for another week where she worked hard in the gym while the red team enjoyed an entire day of relaxation on a yacht, reading letters from loved ones. Unfortunately for Vicki, that exclusive access to the gym did not help her in the weigh in and she fell below the yellow line for a 2nd time in two weeks and was sent home.
CelebSecrets4U spoke with Toy and Vicki about their experience on the ranch and what it taught them about themselves. They also told us how they plan on staying focused in order to reach their goal weight for the finale and they offered some great advice for people looking to start living a healthier life — make sure to read our Q&A below!
The Biggest Loser airs Monday, February 1, 2016 at 9pm ET on NBC.
CS4U: What will you be telling your kids about this experience?
Toy Grandison: ” I would definitely tell my kids that no matter where you are in life there is – there are things that happen but there’s also, you know, light at the end of every tunnel. And The Biggest Loser was that light at the end of a very dark tunnel for me. And it was exciting, it was fun, it was, you know, educational, it was definitely a spiritual journey and I loved every minute.
CS4U: How do you feel your experience being on The Biggest Loser, what do you feel that has taught you?
Vicki Clark: “Well for me, it has taught me that I’m a lot stronger than I thought I was and I can do so many things that I would have never dreamed of doing. And, you know, like Toy said it’s just a matter of getting up and doing it. And you may not be as fast as everybody or perform as well as someone else can but it has just taught me that I can do most anything that I really set my mind to and decide that I’m going to do.”
Toy Grandison: “I must agree with Vicki as well. You know, being on the Loser Ranch taught me that I am stronger than I thought, I’m smarter than I thought. I can do things that I don’t necessarily think that I can do. So I agree with what she said.”
CS4U: Now if you could bring out one advice to viewers and people in general who want to live a healthier lifestyle, what would you like to say?
Vicki Clark: “I would probably just like to say there are no excuses. Age isn’t an excuse, physical limitations isn’t an excuse. There is something that everybody can do and we can all be healthy.”
Toy Grandison: “My advice would be to just move. You don’t have to be great to get started. You can start in the kitchen. Just start small, Just maybe get rid of the sodas or go for a walk. If you can walk a block then next day walk maybe two blocks. So you don’t have to go, you know, full force. You could start slow as well and that will – that’s my one piece of advice.”
CS4U: I just wanted to ask you a question about how you came up with your plan and your routine at home since you left the ranch. Because everyone’s lives are different day to day so your routines aren’t going to be identical to someone else’s who is trying to win $100,000. So how did you come up with your plan to stay on track to lose weight?
Toy Grandison: “I mean, my plan was to switch things up every day, do something different. I have a wonderful personal trainer at my gym. I also go to a second gym where it’s more of a family atmosphere where I’m trained. I go swimming in the local pool under the dome. So I’ve just been switching it up and making sure that I stick to my healthy eating tools. I communicate with the show’s nutritionist, I communicate with my trainer with the show so it’s a group effort here.”
Vicki Clark: “I would agree with Toy too. You know, I think it’s really important that you do change up your workout. It’s easy to get comfortable with what you’re doing and kind of get in a rut. And it’s just so important to change it up and to look, when you’re not having the weight loss that you would have liked to have had or maybe not of course not having what you had on the ranch, but just stop and look and say okay, what am I eating and where am I eating it. And like Toy said, you know, being in contact with the nutritionist and being in contact with our trainer (Jim), the trainers here, my family. My family is very active in fitness and just bouncing ideas off of folks. How do you think things are going here, what could I do differently to be more successful.”
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