Last week marked eight years since Ali Vincent won The Biggest Loser. She recognized the occasion by sharing some somber news — since then, she’s gained back almost all of the 112 pounds she shed on the show — and is now back to weighing more than 200 pounds.
“On April 16, I did one of the hardest things in my life. I joined Weight Watchers and weighed in close to the weight I started at on The Biggest Loser. I swore I would never be there again, be here again,” she wrote in an emotional message on Facebook. “I couldn’t imagine a day again that I would weigh over 200 pounds. I feel ashamed. I feel embarrassed. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like a failure.”
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She continued, “I remember wondering before if I was unhappy because I was heavy or heavy because I was unhappy, I realized it didn’t matter because both were true and I needed to do something about it. When I realized this, something just clicked and I did do something about it.”
Ali has already taken matters into her own hands.
In addition to joining Weight Watchers, she is tracking her steps and participating in a program called DietBet, which is a program that entices people to lose weight by making it an interactive “game.”