Weight loss no holiday

A SHINE PRODUCTION FOR ITV1''THE BIGGEST LOSER on ITV1 January 2012''Picture shows: 23yr old Amy Mac. Her starting weight is 19st. and her uncle Kevin. His starting weight is 32st 21b''Davina McCall is back to present a brand new primetime series of the international hit format The Biggest Loser on ITV1.''Over nine weeks the series follows the progress of 14 extremely overweight contestants as they compete with themselves and one another to transform their lives forever.''The Biggest Loser challenges the 14 hopefuls to undergo dramatic physical change without any kind of surgery - just the combined forces of determination and motivation.''The contestants weigh in from just over 15st to the heaviest ever contestant at 32st 2lbs. Made up of seven couples, including work colleagues, father and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, uncle and niece, mother and daughter, strangers and friends, they move into The Biggest Loser house in the series which launches on January 3rd, 2012.''For eight weeks they live together
A SHINE PRODUCTION FOR ITV1''THE BIGGEST LOSER on ITV1 January 2012''Picture shows: 23yr old Amy Mac. Her starting weight is 19st. and her uncle Kevin. His starting weight is 32st 21b''Davina McCall is back to present a brand new primetime series of the international hit format The Biggest Loser on ITV1.''Over nine weeks the series follows the progress of 14 extremely overweight contestants as they compete with themselves and one another to transform their lives forever.''The Biggest Loser challenges the 14 hopefuls to undergo dramatic physical change without any kind of surgery - just the combined forces of determination and motivation.''The contestants weigh in from just over 15st to the heaviest ever contestant at 32st 2lbs. Made up of seven couples, including work colleagues, father and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, uncle and niece, mother and daughter, strangers and friends, they move into The Biggest Loser house in the series which launches on January 3rd, 2012.''For eight weeks they live together
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IT wasn’t just fun in the sun for Sunderland’s Kevin McLernon when millions of TV viewers saw him battling the bulge in Florida.

Last night’s episode of The Biggest Loser UK saw the contestants, including Kevin, of Seaburn Dene, jet off to America as part of their massive weight loss challenge.

Kevin, 38, managed to win through another gruelling week to keep his place in the fat-fighting house, but he said the trip to America was certainly no holiday.

The property developer told the Echo: “I had been to Florida twice before, so was really excited when they said we would be going, but it wasn’t a holiday.

“We went to Cocoa Beach, which was beautiful, but not when you are training. The heat was so intense and the sand was sticking to the suntan lotion. I also had a small injury from the week before, so all in all it wasn’t a great day for me at the beach.”

The challenge for the contestants, including Kevin’s niece, Amy McLernon, 23, from South Shields, who entered the contest with him, was to put as many American footballs as they could in the opposition teams’ baskets, with the white team losing the challenge and gaining a 2lb disadvantage.

Contestants also had to face an American food challenge, trying to calculate how many calories were in the fat-laden foods, such as peanut butter milkshake and huge burgers, with Kevin’s blue team winning the challenge and getting a 1lb advantage.

He said: “Before the Biggest Loser, I would have thought all the food looked fantastic, but I just thought it looked like junk.”

The white team went on to lose the weigh-in and it was Tamara who was sent home.

Kevin, who lives in Dovedale Road, with his partner, Joanne, said, although he struggled being in Florida and out of his usual fat-fighting routine in the Biggest Loser house, there were some highlights to the trip, including being given a VIP day at Universal Studios.

Weighing 32st 2lb when he started the Biggest Loser, Kevin was the ITV show’s heaviest-ever competitor, but he is vowing never to go back to the way he was and has already lost more than 5st.

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