October 05, 2011 01:21 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on The Biggest Loser on NBC, Patrick Ferrari offered himself for elimination after the red team failed to lose enough weight. In his post elimination interview today, Patrick Ferrari told us that he will win the marathon! Read on to find out what else Patrick had to say.
Last night on The Biggest Loser on NBC, Dolvett Quince’s red team that was on the chopping block. With Jessica safe from elimination for having the most weight loss on the team, Patrick offered himself up for elimination, knowing he could continue his healthy lifestyle at home. In a post elimination interview Patrick said he is sure he will win the marathon, but what else did he say? Check out the interview below:
Question: You are doing so well at home, do you think you have a shot at winning the at home prize?
Patrick Ferrari: I know I am going to win the at home prize. No, I am going to win this marathon, and I will be back in the finale.
Question: Why do you think the black team has excelled this season? Could it be the trainer?
Patrick Ferrari: Man…I think that was a question that we asked ourselved the whole time – it was so frustrating. At first, we thought “it has to be Bob”, but I don’t know exactly why. Looking back at Dolvett Quince, Dolvett’s amazing, he did everything he was supposed to do and then some. All of their guys and girls were bigger than us, so they had bigger numbers to pull, but percentage-wise they did it. I really don’t know. Everyone thought the young blood would have pulled better numbers than we did.
Question: How does a Biggest Loser workout compare to the physical agility test you took for the police force?
Patrick Ferrari: It’s funny, I remember talking to Dolvett after week 2, I remember thinking “Why do I want to be a police officer, I mean I will be ready to be a ranger or navy seal after this.” It definitely helped me pass the test and my cardio is so much better. Being at the ranch absolutely helped me in my physical agility test.
Question: Are you still as mentally weak as you said you were at the ranch?
Patrick Ferrari: I feel 100 times mentally stronger, although I still believe I have a long way to go. I always hid my weight really well, I never had medical issues that some of the others did and I saw myself stronger than they were, but Dolvett saw that mask I put on. He quickly found out I was not mentally tough and so did I.
Question: Can you explain why you were so determined to go home last night?
Patrick Ferrari: I didn’t feel that way right after the weigh in. I just started sobbing and I couldn’t stop, I started praying, and I really felt called to lay my life down for my team. I was starting to feel confident, I just lost 11 lbs and that was amazing. I didn’t want to go, but I really felt called to do it.
Question: How has your relationship with your wife benefited since your time on The Biggest Loser?
Patrick Ferrari: Before the show it was my wife trying her best to get us to eat right and live healthier and I didn’t buy into. It really hurt her, like “wow my husband doesn’t care.” Since being back, it has been amazing…for the first time in our marriage we feel like a team in everything we do. I feel like we now dream together. It’s really cool to feel like a team in all that you do with your wife.
Question: Why didn’t you care before?
Patrick Ferrari: My physical appearance was never important to me, I never cared, I was really slefish to be honest. When the most important person in your life says “hey this is important to me,” and it’s not a big deal to do, I think it’s just selfishness. Luckily, I was able to reverse that on the show.
Question: What is your workout and diet routine like at home?
Patrick Ferrari: I am not giving an ounce of room for error. I sat down with my wife and figured out a schedule for a 40 hours per week. I am working out 3-4 hours a day and sticking to caloric intake from show and what Dr. H set for me. I am not making up excuses, instead I am eating before hand, or making snacks and pulling them out of my wife’s purse.
Question: What’s the hardest part?
Patrick Ferrari: You can make up excuses, like “Oh it’s my birthday this week,” or any excuse to not eat properly. You can make up an excuse for anything to not work out, when you start to do that. I have been in the “no excuse, no room for error” attitude right now.
Question: What was the best part of NFL week?
Patrick Ferrari: One thing? I can’t do that. It’s a tie, I am a huge Packers fan, so getting to meet Clay Matthews was amazing. Between that and getting to meet and work out with Tim Tebow. Tim Tebow was by far the most genuine and down to earth person I have ever met.
Question: Can you tell us what it was like working with Dolvett Quince?
Patrick Ferrari: Anyone who meets Dolvett is encouraged to be a better person. Dolvett does a good job of inspiring people, he good at reading people and their strenths and weaknesses. He doesn’t give up on you. He’s really cool.
Question: How is your fitness with your wife at home?
Patrick Ferrari: My wife and I didn’t talk about this a lot on the show, but she has had back surgery. The things she is able to do have been limited, luckily we love hiking. We do a lot of long, brisk, high intensity walks together. it’s cool because those are times that we just get to talk, live and dream together. We are getting more into strength training, I am excited about that. It should be really fun.
Question: Who do you think could win from the red team?
Patrick Ferrari: I don’t think you can count out anyone on our team – every single person is amazing. Vinny, that guy is not a quitter. Then there is Ramon who hates losing, and those girls are just tough. I think honestly anyone on that red team has a shot to destroy the show.
Question: If you had the choice, would your team have chosen Bob Harper?
Patrick Ferrari: Yes, if we would have had a choice, we would have picked Bob Harper. I think everyone would have picked Bob, aside from Ramon…he wanted Anna. Looking back, I would have never changed picking Dolvett Quince. I feel blessed to have gotten to workout with Dolvett. The experience I have had with him was amazing. He is a really cool dude. If I could change it, I wouldn’t.
Best of luck to Patrick Ferrari – we can’t wait to see you at the finale of The Biggest Loser, whether you win the marathon or not!
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