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My goal to be Pope's "Biggest Loser," Week 7

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jon LaDue
  • 43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
With the final weigh-in of the Biggest Loser happening today, I have officially reached the end of the competition.

I didn't get the results I was looking for this past week. I was too busy to work out everyday like I planned and I also didn't have time to prepare my pre-rationed snack foods and healthy meals like I have learned to do. I needed to lose eight-and-a-half pounds and only lost two.

So far I have lost more than 18 pounds, which is great, but I am really only interested in meeting my goal of 25 pounds.

At this point I am feeling stressed out and a little bored with the whole thing.

With all of that said, I am at the end, I haven't reached my goal and I am desperate to step on the scale one last time and be able to say that I've lost 25 pounds in two months. This to me would quantify the apple-cinnamon rice cakes instead of candy bars, the chicken and rice instead of burgers and fries and the elliptical instead of the couch.

Only after today will I know how I fared amongst the 57 other contestants. I'm not sure if 25 pounds will be enough to win the competition, but I am confident that it will at least get me in the top 20 ... which means I get to be part of a group picture displayed in the Pope Fitness Center.

Whether I was able to cut the weight, make the top 20 or even win the competition, I am ending the competition feeling much better than when I started. There are three things I am most looking forward to with my weight loss. I hope that my wife will be impressed when she returns home from her temporary duty assignment in one month, I hope I feel more confident this summer at the beach versus last year and I am actually looking forward to my next physical fitness test. I feel healthier and more in shape than I ever have and I have a feeling that will be evident by my new fitness score. Hopefully I can keep my momentum swinging in the right direction. I think the best way to do this is to continually strive to be a "biggest loser."