Biggest Loser‘s Jenni: Guys Tell Me I’m So Hot!
02/01/2008 AT 12:00 AM EST
Here's how she did it:
What is your exercise plan?I exercise like it is a full time job. I exercise four to seven hours a day. I use a trainer for an hour, and one day, I will do cardio on the treadmill or the elliptical or the stairs. I love spinning. I love group fitness classes because I am doing it with other and you meet other there and your learn their stories. It becomes another form of motivation.
How's your diet?I eat 1,400 calories a day and have three meals and two snacks with good fats and oils. I only eat fruits and vegetables. I eat mostly fish. I love salmon. I eat eggs for breakfast. I never go to fast food restaurants, but I never did. I would just eat out a lot. Now I cook at home. Snacks are fun. I'll take a Portobello mushroom and scoop out the cap and put in tomato sauce and string cheese and it taste like a pizza.
How have your attitudes about food changed?I ate when I was sad and when I was depressed. I ate all the time. It was the only thing I could turned to to make me feel better, but now I have so many other outlets like working out every day and keeping a diary and talking out loud about why I eat. When I have a bad day, I know food is not my friend or a person. It just goes in and comes out of you.
What is your biggest temptation?At the ranch, everything is on a silver platter and now I am responsible for all my food. I read the labels and see how many grams of fat there are. But you don't want to deprive yourself so once a week, I'll have frozen yogurt. I won't eat Cheese Doodles again.
What have you learned the most about yourself during the show?I just need to believe in myself. I can do this. I am so strong. Nothing can stop me from being successful. There is no magic pill. It's a lifestyle and you have to do it and lose weight, now.
What can you do now that you could not do before the show?Before I would walk on a treadmill and I would become nauseous and would start vomiting. I didn't realize how big I was in theater seats and now I fit into them with room. When I flew, I would hide under a blanket if the seat belt was too tight.
How your weight loss affected your shopping for clothes?I am not spending a lot of money right now on clothes. After two weeks, they won't fit because of my losing weight. I can walk into any store and buy something now. I walked into a Lacoste shop and wanted to buy a polo shirt. They wouldn't fit me before and now they do. I am a medium top where I was a double extra large before. My pants are a 16 when I used to wear a size 22.
Are you dating?I am dating someone, but I have never gotten this kind of attention. Guys are coming up to me and asking if they can be my boyfriend and telling me I am so hot. It is a shame that look on the outside and make a judgment. Our society is so shallow by judging by the way they look. At a hotel, someone wouldn't hold a door for me, now hotel doors are held for me. --Frank Swertlow
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