How do you feel about sticking it out as long as you did when you wanted to leave?
I didn't want to go home because it was hard. I didn't want to go home because I didn't want to do it. I wanted to go home because I wanted to do it in the very positive environment where you felt like you were making positive changes. My experience at the Ranch wasn't that for a long time. The game play was hard to be around, the manipulation, things like that. But I'm glad that I got to taste those things because it really it helped me work on the issues that I didn't even know I needed to work on. So making it as long as I did was a blessing in disguise.
What's your diet like now?
I generally wake up and do three egg whites, one whole egg, two pieces of turkey bacon. And then for lunch I'll do a lean protein with some vegetables and then I will repeat that again at dinner. And then for snacks I'll do a piece of fruit and a cheese stick or a protein shake. You find these different recipes that you enjoy that make these healthy things delicious.
You talked about your daughter losing her eyesight because she hadn't been eating and drinking. Have you had to monitor her to make sure that her eating habits are healthy now?
I don't think when she was doing that that she understood really how bad it could be and what it could do. So when we were in the hospital, they talked to her about this. I talked to her about this. I have a sister that had an eating disorder that talked to her about this. We do active things together. We eat healthier. She sees and she understands the right way to do it. [Since The Biggest Loser], she looks at me different. My parenting is different. Every breath I take is different.