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Alison Sweeney Blogs: Biggest Loser's 'Most Grueling' Challenge Ever? | Alison Sweeney

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UpdatePosted 02/19/2013 06:30PM

Alison Sweeney Blogs: Biggest Loser's 'Most Grueling' Challenge Ever?

Originally posted 02/19/2013 09:00AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

This week's The Biggest Loser started out on a great note when I explained that it was "All for One" week and that the contestants would all work together for immunity.

Introducing Bingo, Sunny and Lindsay was another great moment. When the kids rocked the nutrition quiz and the physical challenges it was awesome and made me so proud that the show took on childhood obesity and is making a difference with the kids this season.

Then the gym happened. Gina vs. Joe. Jillian vs. Dolvett and Bob. By the time we got to this week's challenge, the tensions were high and the mood of the contestants was definitely different. I didn't realize exactly why until I saw footage of what happened in the gym.

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Biggest Loser's Mike: I Was 'Committing Suicide' By Overeating

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Biggest Loser's Mike Dorsey: I Was 'Committing Suicide' By Overeating

Originally posted 02/17/2013 11:00AM

Michael Dorsey says he turned to The Biggest Loser because he was tired of committing a slow "suicide."

"I don't understand why I was so willing to sacrifice my life when it was something I could fix," Dorsey told reporters of weighing 444 lbs. when he began the show. "I realized that my headspace wasn't right."

On the ranch, Dorsey, 34, was able to make the mental shift necessary to begin losing weight and became a frontrunner for the title of The Biggest Loser – a circumstance he feels ultimately led to being voted out by his housemates, including roommate and alliance member Jeff Nichols.

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Alison Sweeney: Seeing Biggest Loser Contestants Stuff Their Faces 'Killed Me' | Alison Sweeney

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Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs About Valentine's Day Temptation

Originally posted 02/12/2013 05:30PM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

It's time for singles on The Biggest Loser – and that changes everything! Once I'd given each remaining contestant their new color, I loved the celebration in the house, particularly for Danni who had been competing as a single for the last couple of weeks.

However, the celebration was short-lived when they were introduced to their Valentine's Day temptation. It's incredible that a holiday celebrating love comes with so many calories that hurt those you love the most. So as the challenge began, I put on my night vision goggles and it killed me to watch Francelina and Alex stuffing calories into their mouths. Meanwhile, I was so proud of Danni for using the time for a workout.

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Alison Sweeney Blogs About Facing Bullies and Keeping a Great Attitude | Alison Sweeney

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UpdatePosted 02/05/2013 05:00PM

Alison Sweeney Blogs About The Biggest Loser's Halfway Point

Originally posted 02/05/2013 09:05AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

Halfway through The Biggest Loser experience of season 14, the contestants have definitely all changed – and for the better.

When the contestants saw their pictures from the first day on campus, there were lots of laughs and groans ... and some shocked reactions. Even though it hasn't been that long in weeks, the changes they have already made have been huge – and now they have some perspective on who they were and who they are now.

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Alison Sweeney Blogs About Fresh (Not Fast) Food | Alison Sweeney

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UpdatePosted 01/29/2013 07:20PM

Biggest Loser: Alison Sweeney Blogs About Fresh (Not Fast) Food

Originally posted 01/29/2013 09:30AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

This week our Biggest Loser contestants weren't too happy with me after I cleared out their kitchen and gave them each a budget of $10 a day to shop for a week's worth of food.

Clearly, some contestants (like Lisa) came with an advantage since they're used to cooking for their families. Others (like Alex) were used to eating fast food, and shopping at the market was definitely a challenge.

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Alison Sweeney: Families Needs to Fight Childhood Obesity Together | Alison Sweeney

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The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs: The Entire Family Needs Fight Childhood Obesity Together

Originally posted 01/22/2013 08:30AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

Can you imagine if Bob Harper surprised you at dinner or if Dolvett Quince walked into your classroom? How would you react?

Watching the kids's reactions to Bob, Jillian and Dolvett surprising them was priceless.

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Alison Sweeney: We're All to Blame for Childhood Obesity | Alison Sweeney

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The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs: We're All to Blame for Childhood Obesity

Originally posted 01/15/2013 12:10PM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Monday's episode of The Biggest Loser featured "Cut the Junk" week on campus. Can you believe approximately 17 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 years are obese? How about this fact: approximately 60 percent of overweight children ages 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease? We are all to blame for this – parents, schools, kids – all of us.

During this week's quiz, the contestants were shocked by the staggering statistics, as was I. The childhood obesity epidemic in our country needs to be fixed. I battled with my weight as a teenager, partly because there wasn't the information or conversation about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Alison Sweeney: Why Week Two Is So Tough on The Biggest Loser | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney Blogs: 'Oh, Dreaded Week Two' on The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 01/08/2013 12:00PM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Oh, dreaded week two! Emotions run high and numbers are typically low at the second weigh-in on The Biggest Loser. Never ones to keep things the same from season to season, it seemed like the prefect time to introduce the outdoor gyms created by each of the trainers.

Dolvett's dungeon pushed his team, but nothing compared to Jillian's gym ... or to Jillian's frustration with her team. As I watched the workout, I felt for Danni and Pam. Jillian's tenacity and relentlessness was hard to watch.

I thought their conversation the next day was really important – and not just for each of them as individuals but for the audience, as well, to help us understand why Jillian fights so hard for, and how to not give up when the going gets tough.

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Alison Sweeney: Jillian Michaels Is Tougher Now That She's a Mom | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney Blogs: Jillian Michaels Is Tougher Than Ever on The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 01/07/2013 11:10AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Hopefully you caught the season premiere of The Biggest Loser. If so, you saw what I meant on Friday when I said the reaction to show trainers was euphoric. I have to say, when I first walked onto the stage, I felt the same nervous butterflies that I felt at the first live finale that I hosted in season 4.

I knew we were introducing the kids first, and they were so nervous that I was nervous for them. Then Sunny, Lindsay and Biingo started talking about being part of the show and they immediately warmed my heart with their excitement to get healthy and to change their lives and the lives of their families.

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Alison Sweeney Blogs: Biggest Loser's Kid Contestants Will Inspire Change | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney Blogs: Biggest Loser's Kid Contestants Will Inspire Change

Originally posted 01/04/2013 12:55PM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Happy New Year!

I'm in New York for an appearance on Today to talk about the season 14 of The Biggest Loser. Having taken some time between seasons, I have to say, I really missed being on the Ranch and with the show trainers and contestants.

When I introduced Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince to the crowd the first day of production, and then welcomed back Jillian Michaels, the reaction was exhilarating. Then, to welcome such a great group of contestants and surprise the audience with our three kids was AWESOME!

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