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Jillian Michaels: Balancing Workouts & Motherhood Is a Struggle

Jillian Michaels: Balancing Workouts & Motherhood Is a Struggle

Originally posted 03/14/2013 01:30PM

"It is so hard to take care of yourself when you're a parent," the tough fitness trainer admits

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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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Jillian Michaels: My Son Phoenix Is 'Fiery' Like Me | Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels: My Son Phoenix Is 'Fiery' Like Me

Originally posted 02/04/2013 07:30PM

"He's just like me. I'm like,'You were supposed to be like Heidi!' But he's not," the Biggest Loser trainer jokes to PEOPLE

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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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Jillian Michaels: Why I Decided to Come Back to The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 01/09/2013 06:00PM



Jillian Michaels is back with a vengeance!

The personal trainer, 38, is eager for people to watch her return to reality TV on The Biggest Loser's 14th season on NBC, focusing her attention on the show's overweight youth.

"There were a lot of reasons for why I decided to come back," Michaels told PEOPLE on Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif., during the Television Critics Association's winter tour, naming fellow trainer Bob Harper as part of her motivation.

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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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Jillian Michaels: Motherhood Hasn't Made Me an Easier Trainer | Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels: Motherhood Hasn't Made Me an Easier Trainer

Originally posted 01/06/2013 04:00PM

“Everybody was like, 'You're going to be so much softer,'" she says of her return to The Biggest Loser. "And I really wanted to be, but it's not the case"

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