100 lb. Club - My Brush with Biggest Loser Season 11 *Spoiler*

03-27-2011, 11:47 PM
Marci and Courtney from the biggest loser are from Valparaiso, IN. This is very close to where I live. Marci managed the Omni Health club there. Today they had an open house and they had a Q&A with many of the biggest loser contestants. Courtney was there, but she couldn't answer any questions during the panel and I can't post the picture I have of her and I. But Marci, Arthur, Jesse and Justin were all there. The panel was pretty cool and they said some interesting things. Mainly that you have to love yourself and about how mental all of this is. Marci looks amazing, she is so small. Arthur is very funny! They were all very gracious. They talked a lot about how important it is to build muscle.

During the Q&A they said...
-Yes, the first workout is every bit as hard as it looks on TV
-Marci is eating about 1600 calories a day at home to maintain her weight (about 1/2 of what she was eating on the ranch)
-The only red meat they have on the ranch is Filet Mignon
-They alluded to what we all know that a week isn't always 7 days

Just lots and lots of funny & interesting stories. I think the most fun was watching them workout in person. It was a really cool experience. If you ever get a chance to meet with any of them, I would highly recommend it!







03-27-2011, 11:50 PM
That's so COOL Sandi!!! Looks like a really awesome experience. PS I really like your necklace :)

03-28-2011, 12:21 AM
That is awesome! I would have loved getting to do that!

I notice you said Moses but had a picture of Jesse (Arthur's dad). I guess you were allowed to take/post pics of those guys because they are not currently on the show at this point of the airing? Moses and Courtney are still in the running as of right now. How much do you think Courtney is weighing as on now?? Hehe love the gossip.

03-28-2011, 01:38 AM
that sounds awsome! they all look great

03-28-2011, 02:39 AM
Wow! That's so cool! The Biggest Loser is my favorite show right now. I wish I had watched it before. I'm happy to see them all there staying active. I liked all of them. So I guess TBL flew Arthur and Jesse out for this? They live in Portland. I hope Courtney looked good. I want her to win it all.

03-28-2011, 04:43 AM
That's really cool! I would love to go to something like that someday. How motivating!

03-28-2011, 08:17 AM
Duh...can't believe I wrote Moses! Fixed that!!!

03-28-2011, 08:54 AM
What fun, Sandi! To me the best part was seeing your smiling face. It's been too long!

03-28-2011, 09:21 AM
That is so cool!! They all look fantastic, and I love the line of plank pose!

03-28-2011, 09:45 AM
Soooo cool Sandi! Thanks for sharing!

03-28-2011, 12:11 PM
ahhh thats awesome i wish i knew they had been in indiana, i live in east central indiana..i would of loved to of went.

03-28-2011, 12:21 PM
That is so awesome that you got to meet them! I had a very dear friend on Biggest Loser Season 10 (Sophia Franklin). I was totally surprised that she was on there and now she is super healthy and looks awesome! Seeing her on TV really inspired me to go ahead a lose the weight once and for all :)

03-28-2011, 01:01 PM
That is so cool! And, Marci really rocks. She is a great role model for us middle aged Moms.

03-28-2011, 08:29 PM
Arther looks so good! How motivating. I was worried about him, but he looks great.

03-28-2011, 08:35 PM
How fun for you!

03-28-2011, 10:12 PM
That is so great! Thank you for sharing. I am surprised to hear that Marci can maintain on 1600 calories. I bet she is still working out pretty hard.

03-28-2011, 10:30 PM
Thanks for sharing! Courtney is definitely an inspiration. Can't wait to see her @ the finale. Rooting for her and Jen all the way. It is so awesome that they are paying it forward with what they have learned and experienced on TBL Ranch.

03-28-2011, 11:14 PM
SO NEAT! Thank you for sharing!

03-29-2011, 10:17 AM
@ time2lose. Marci said that she currently works out 90 mins a day, 6 days a week. She says she always takes a rest day. The 90 mins breaks out into 30 min high intensity cardio, 30 min strength and 30 min cardio.

03-29-2011, 10:20 AM
@ time2lose. Marci said that she currently works out 90 mins a day, 6 days a week. She says she always takes a rest day. The 90 mins breaks out into 30 min high intensity cardio, 30 min strength and 30 min cardio.

Wow, isn't that a lot just to maintain? Just curious. ;)

03-29-2011, 02:17 PM
I don't think it's that far off.

03-29-2011, 04:04 PM
I am more surprised that she can eat 1600 calories a day than I am that she exercises 90 minutes. I still have a long way to go and I can't lose on 1600 calories.

03-29-2011, 04:13 PM
I am more surprised that she can eat 1600 calories a day than I am that she exercises 90 minutes. I still have a long way to go and I can't lose on 1600 calories.

See now I would think between 1600 calories and exercising that much that is overkill. If she enjoy it than that's wonderful (I'm NOT saying she should stop)! But I've been at a healthy weight for a good chunk of my life and I know I was eating a lot more than 1600 and was maintaining my weight (at the time I was exercising 5-6x a week 90 min each but was eating horribly). My problem was when I stopped exercising that much, because of that I can relate a lot to how Roulon gained his weight...

Granted, I was a lot younger but I've been losing working out a lot less than 6x a week 90 min each and eating more than 1600 calories a day too (at least from the few times I bothered checking my calories). I'm definitely no speedster when it comes to weight loss but it's certainly coming off. Then again it might be the types of workouts I'm doing and the types of foods I choose to eat... so maybe that answers my own question? ;) Probably a big chunk of it can be chalked up to metabolism too.

Arctic Mama
03-29-2011, 06:33 PM
That just proves how different bodies are. With no exercise, I lose over tp pounds a week on 1600 calories right now :)

What a great experience, Sandi!

03-29-2011, 07:19 PM
Ooh, how fun and exciting it must have been to meet everyone! I'm curious as to how Courtney looks right now but understand why you can't post. I sure wish they'd visit my neck of the woods too!

03-30-2011, 04:45 PM
I enjoyed reading the OP's post and seeing how great Marci looks.
But, I have to admit I am shocked at the amount of calories she eats in relationship to the amount of exercise.
First of all, I was always under the impression that they eat a lol LESS on the ranch than approximately 3,000 calories - I don't know where I got that, whether from watching the show or on the TBL discussion forum here on 3FC.
Also, she seems to be be pretty much on goal, and 90 minutes of exercise a day is a huge amount! Especially if 60 minutes out of it is dedicated to cardio.

03-30-2011, 08:06 PM
Thank you so much for posting. What a wonderful experience!! I am very happy for you. You look extremely happy.

Goddess Jessica
03-30-2011, 08:29 PM

*big breath*

I would have. I would have been a blubber fool over Courtney too -- mostly because she is my personal favorite and hero. That girl is exactly what I want everyone losing weight to emulate. She's positive, she loves herself, and it's not anyone else's time line that matters.

As for guessing Marci's (or any other contestants) diet or exercise regime, we have no idea what their personal metabolism or circumstances are.

04-06-2011, 04:44 PM
I guess now that Courtney is gone..I can post the pic of her and I!!


I will change the title to say *Spoiler* just in case someone hasn't watched yet this week!

04-06-2011, 04:54 PM
she looks so happy

04-06-2011, 05:32 PM
Wow! She looks like she's lost even more weight than what was shown in her transformation moment! Good for her and I thought it was so cool that she was trying to talk to DQ and convince them to add healthier options on their menu. :D

04-06-2011, 05:45 PM
AT this point she had lost 220 lbs. I think in her transformation she was down 225. She is awesome!! And I agree about the DQ thing!!!

04-06-2011, 06:57 PM
Sandi- I thought of your post last night and wondered if you would be able to post that pic you alluded to! What a treat meeting all those people must have been.

04-06-2011, 07:49 PM
She looks so transformed from the pics when she was 400+

04-07-2011, 11:58 AM
I really like Courtney and am glad that you posted your picture with her. She is inspirational.

04-07-2011, 02:37 PM
Courtney is my favourite, how cool that you got to meet her and all those other contestants!!

Goddess Jessica
04-09-2011, 12:53 AM
I didn't watch the Tuesday episode until tonight.

OMG. Crying like a baby. Bob made me cry.

04-09-2011, 11:55 PM

I'm from Indiana, too, and I wish I could've known about that! I just messaged Courtney on facebook, hoping she'll message back. She was my favorite, I just love her and hope to get to meet her in person.