March 21, 2012 03:30 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser, the contestants went to Hawaii, where we watched as Kim “Kimmy” Stone made the ultimate sacrifice for her daughter by asking her friends to send her home. Today, Kimmy reiterated that she made the right decision for both herself and her daughter. Read on to hear what else Kimmy had to say!
The Biggest Loser fans watched last night as Kimmy sacrificed herself to keep Megan on the ranch when both ladies ended up below the yellow line. Kimmy is now enjoying her time at home, and has no regrets about the decision that she made. Check out her post elimination interview below!
Question: How did your expectation of the show compare to the reality of it?
Kim Stone: I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I hadn’t seen the show, but only heard about it. I briefly saw certain parts of some episodes, and I am glad I didn’t know. Everything was a surprise to me, everything we did was like opening a Christmas present. I had no idea there would be challenges every week, but it was so much fun to me. I loved it.
Question: What has been the most difficult part of being home?
Kim Stone: The most difficult thing about being home has been trying to workout and get into an exercise program that is consistent. It is a struggle when you go back to real life, especially a life like mine – I work as a nurse in the operating room. It’s a big challenge, but it is also a challenge that I enjoy, and I am determined to keep up with this.
Question: How hard was it to be away from your loved ones while on the ranch?
Kim Stone: I have to be honest, the hardest part of entire experience was being separated from my husband. We’ve been together for 27 years, he is my best friend and my soul mate, so, not being able to have that constant connection with him that I have been used to for 27 years was hard. It was my biggest struggle, and it was heart wrenching to be away from him. We are very close and have never been separated before. Now that I am home, we still haven’t gotten over the trauma of me being away, so we are constantly spending time together. We have a new appreciation of the time we do have together, and we want to make every minute count. We have since made our relationship a big priority.
Question: Tell us about your decision to sacrifice yourself for Megan.
Kim Stone: I was at that point where I was already within 11 lbs of my goal weight, and I felt like I had such a good grasp on it. I knew I was going to be okay. I wanted Megan to have more time to continue to lose weight and continue her fitness routine there. As a parent, you always want the best for your child. The sacrifice was a no brainer for me. It was easy, and something I was willing to make.
Question: If you were not so close to your goal, would you have sacrificed yourself as easily last night?
Kim Stone: I would have to think about that. That is not something that crossed my mind, so I am really unsure. I like to compete and enjoyed my time there, but the bottom line is she’s my kid. I have sacrificed many times over the years for my kids.
Question: What was it like to meet Bethany Hamilton?
Kim Stone: Bethany Hamilton is an amazing, beautiful, and inspirational young woman. I was so privileged to meet her and spend time with her. And to have her give us surfing lessons. She is truly the epitome of no excuses.
Question: How did it feel to conquer your fears on The Biggest Loser?
Kim Stone: It made me feel really great, like a strong person. I gained a lot of self confidence in different areas when I faced my fears. I learned that fear is just a feeling and you can get beyond it. You have to work for it, but you can conquer fears, and I am thankful that I was able to do that. Thanks to Dolvett, who helped me achieve that, he was great.
Question: Do you think that Megan will be okay without you at the ranch?
Kim Stone: I was worried about how she would do after I left – that’s my child, I want the best for her. She never really lived away from home, and now she is separated from the whole family, but at the same time, I know she was going to try to do the best she could do there. I knew I was leaving her there with people I grew to know, and I knew no one would be wicked toward her. I did have reassurance that I was leaving her with people who would help take care of her if she needed them to.
Best of luck to Kimmy, we can’t wait to see her at the finale!
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