April 25, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
Last week, after a tie vote, Kristin Steede was finallybooted off The Biggest Loser. After coming into the competition at 360 pounds, she now weighs 220. Find out what she had to say about her time at the ranch and herdramatic weight loss…
In an interview with The Insider, Kristin talked about her alliance with Ron and Mike. She said, ‘I always knew that aligning myself with them would be risky. The one thing that I can say about Ron is he never hid the fact that he was there for the best intentions of Mike. And from a pure numbers standpoint, it was obvious that on a weight loss basis that I was Mike’s biggest competition there. I’m not the strongest. I’m not the fastest. But for the amount of weight that I could have lost or needed to lose to compete with him, I think I would really have given him a run for his money.”
Kristin had often talked about her fear of failure on the show, so how is she coping? “I am absolutely amazing. You know, I came to the realization that win or lose, The Biggest Loser would not define who I was as a person. And I love the lesson that it taught me in life. I wanted it, I worked so hard for it and I didn’t get it. [The fact that I didn't win] is not going to stop me from achieving what I wanted to achieve because in reality, I went there with the intention of changing my life and I know I’ve done that. So I got more out of this than I ever expected I would,” she said.
What about her small weight gain the week of elimination? She explained, “It came to me the day after the ranch. There’s a certain time of the month for a woman where her weight tends to fluctuate. And, you know, I didn’t recognize what was happening at the time until after I had left. I think it was just hormonally in combination with the stress and everything else because diet and exercise-wise, I couldn’t have had a better week. I was running further and running faster than I had ever run in my entire life.”
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