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What were some of the advantages or disadvantages of being paired with a partner?
Well, I feel very lucky that I was paired up with Bernie. If my partner was one of the other contestants that were on in the beginning of the season, I would have been totally screwed. One advantage for me working with Bernie was I arrived with no baggage. We are both very determined and competitive and we both wanted to impress each other. For not knowing each other before the show, we blended perfectly. We are both hard working people. Some people speculated that we were "planted" and knew each other before the show, but that's simply not true.
How did the show bring you two closer?
We went through a rough week the first week when Bernie went to the hospital. I was having my doubts, but when that was over, we realized we could make it through anything.
What will you miss most about the ranch?
First and foremost, I will miss Jillian. She changed my life forever. That is why I was sobbing by myself as I was packing last night. I am going to miss seeing her face in the morning. She is such a different person than what you see on TV. She really does care. I love her so much!
What are some of the most important tips the trainers gave you?
Jillian has given me so many tips it's ridiculous. She is so intelligent. She has broken down what is going on with my body. If it weren't for her, I would have never figured out how I lost the weight. She taught me how to curb my emotional eating. She taught me how to walk away from a stressful situation and re-evaluate what I am putting in my body.