The 46-year-old event manager from Dallas, TX, started The Biggest Loser weighing 267 pounds (see picture to the left) and wearing size 22 clothes. Eleven weeks later and 72 pounds lighter, Renee left the show weighing 195 pounds! I will upload Renee's after picture as soon as it is available on The Biggest Loser website. I watched her "Where Are They Now?" video tonight and she looks fantastic.
After being home for two months, Renee lost an additional 23 pounds and at the filming of her "Where Are They Now?" video, she weighed 172 pounds and was wearing a size 8! Renee's goal is to be wearing a size 6 at the show's finale.
It was fun watching tonight's show because the five contestants all got a makeover in New York City and also got to appear on The Tyra Banks Show.
At the weigh-in, Renee lost 4 pounds (2.01% loss). Unfortunately, it wasn't enough and she dropped below the yellow line. Ed lost the least amount of weight - 3 pounds (1.19% loss) and also dropped below the yellow line. Heba voted for Renee to go home and Michelle voted for Ed to go home. Vicki, as the swing voter, tipped the scales in Ed's favor and sent Renee home.
Even though I don't like Vicki, I admired her loyalty to the blue team. She would've been a better game player to send Ed home since he is by far the biggest threat to win The Biggest Loser title. By voting for Renee to be sent home, she sealed her fate as either the third place finisher or the person to be sent home next week.
Next week's show is the final show prior to the finale. If you get a chance, tune in because America will be calling in their votes to decide who the third and final player will be in the finale.
Following is Renee's "Where Are They Now?" video transcript:
Before The Biggest Loser I had a hard time loving myself. I had a hard time looking in the mirror and loving the person I saw.
I've been away from the ranch for two months now and I've lost a total of 95 pounds.
Now that I've accomplished so much in losing weight, I feel like I have the self confidence that I've never had before.
I wanted to share my experiences with people so I've been given the opportunity to do some public speaking. (Video shows Renee giving a speech.)
And on top of that, I've also been able to lead a fitness group at my work. (Video shows Renee leading a workout session.)
And to top it off, today is my birthday! (Video shows someone putting a birthday cake in front of Renee with the numbers '95' on top.
Renee's husband, Roderick, to Renee: "Okay, so the candles represent the amount of weight you've lost and not your age." Roderick to the interviewer: "To me, I've got like almost like a new wife - same loving person, very beautiful but now the physical aspect is so dynamic."
The Biggest Loser didn't just change my life, it gave me my life back.
And for the first time on my birthday, I can't even think of another thing I could wish for.--Renee Wilson
If interested, you can watch Renee and Michelle's profile video here. You can also watch Renee's "Where Are They Now?" video below or by clicking here.
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