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The Biggest Loser: Season 3 Winner Gains Back 122 Pounds

January 17, 2009 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds

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On the third season of The Biggest Loser , Erik Chopin took home the prize for losing 214 pounds. This week, he joined Oprah Winfrey and told the world that he had gained back almost half of the weight he has lost, gaining 122 pounds and weighing in close to 300 pounds.

Two weeks ago, Oprah Winfreyrevealed onher talk show,that she had once again gained a lot of weight and was now over 200 pounds. This week she invited guests who had also publiclylost a lot of weight only to regain it, to appear on her show, Erik Chopin was one of those guests. He told Oprah Winfreythat he has been hiding from the world because he was an inspiration to so many people that watched him on The Biggest Loser and felt like a fraud. In an interviews with Oprah Winfreyand Access Hollywood he talked about being depressed and how he felt like he let everyone down. He also talked about having a body lift surgery in 2007, losing 10 pounds of sagging skin and worrying about stretching his skin once again with his new weight gain.

Erik Chopin has begun a newexercisingregime and although he doesn’t expect to ever get back down to 193 pounds again, he is hoping to just get healthy and fit and says “When I am at that I will know!”

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  1. Bluzulu Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 5:43 am

    That is so sad! When are people going to wake up and realize that this is an internal thing? This is all about how one sees and feels about themselves. Using brainwave entrainment in an alpha or theta state and incorporating it with powerful visualizations is what works. The mind must be working in harmony. The conscious mind has the will but, the subconscious holds the power. It is 88% of our mind. If theses two are not in harmony there is no WILLPOWER. A person can have the best intentions when losing weight but, if they were programmed as a child, such as not feeling loved or if they were neglected, abused, teased etc, the victim will turn this on themselves and continue the abuse of the tormentor for the rest of their lives. Whether if that person is physically there or not. If they can not get past that image they hold of themselves in their mind, they will continue to sabotage themselves. They are in an essence carrying out that person’s “work” for them. It is VERY IMPORTANT for people who are modifying their self image to surround themselves with positive, uplifting people who are supportive and nonjudgmental. You must remove the naysayers first no matter how painful this may be. Remember this. If you have negative people around you who continually try and drag you down, you are NO DIFFERENT WHATSOEVER than the abused housewife who keeps running back to her abusive husband. You are NO DIFFERENT AT ALL! Because it is much more comfortable for her to run back to her husband than it is to go out and explore other options. It’s safe, well at least in her own mind and it’s familiar. Just like a person being overweight and surrounding themselves with people who keep them fat. Including themselves!

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