'The Biggest Loser': Teri may have lost but she won hearts with 51-pound weight loss journey despite injury
It was sad to see Teri Aguiar go, especially because she has been one of the resilient contestants on 'The Biggest Loser.' Sure she had plateaued and lost just a pound of weight whereas she had to get rid of six to qualify for the finale, but her courage and determination to see the process through are attributes that make her a winner.
Over the past weeks, she lost 51 pounds, which is a big deal given her major ankle injury, which has, in a way, limited her movement at the gym. Her coach Erica Lugo, who has been with her on this special journey, was proud of Teri as she left the show healthier and fitter than before.
In a recently-concluded interview with Hollywoodlife, Erica said: "It was spectacular realizing that Teri had an injured leg and was nonetheless capable of drop extra pounds whereas she was on campus."
Teri may have missed the $100,000 prize money, but being able to spend time with her family, go skiing is definitely priceless. However, she is eligible for a one-year membership to a Planet Fitness gym at her hometown and will have access to a nutritionist so that she is on track with her fitness journey.
The episode ended with Teri sharing updates from her fitness journey. Her medical boots were off, she was down 11 pounds in three and a half weeks and also got her waist back. "Coming home with an injury was a little scary. I am really, really thankful to those last couple of weeks on the campus. It really taught me how I was going to work out with an injury. The rehab process has been good and I am finally out of the boot," she said.
She came off as more determined than ever when she said that going to the gym and take care of her health will be one of the things she'll be thinking of first thing in the morning.
Micah Collum, 23, Jim Battista, 47, and Kyle Yeo, 28, went through to the finals.
You can catch all the new episodes of the reboot version of 'The Biggest Loser' every Tuesday at 9/8 c only on USA Network.