Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II contestants stay motivated to reach weight-loss goals


Losing weight is more than a physical challenge, it’s a psychological battle that can take a demanding toll on the mind and spirit. Staying motivated can be one of the most difficult aspects of losing weight.

Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II contestants know the psychological battle with weight loss all too well. For the past seven weeks each has worked hard to stay motivated, but the journey has not always been easy.

The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II is a local version of NBC’s nationally-televised Biggest Loser. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan health coaches provide counseling to each contestant as part of our mission to promote a healthier Michigan. The competition is in its second year of motivating local residents to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

The contestants of this year’s competition include:
Steve Anderson, Troy.
Tia Finney, West Bloomfield
Sandra Ray, Taylor
Calvin Poellnitz, Inkster
Mary Beth Klawender, Livonia
Greg Czar, Shelby Township

You can follow the inspiring stories of each contestant on their blogs found here: http://www.biggestloserdetroit.com. Help them stay motivated by commenting on the site and sharing links with your friends.

You can also see how they continue to support one another as they comment on each others’ posts.

Tune in to WDIV (Local 4) to learn how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan health coaches provide emotional support to the contestants, and see how last year’s Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition winner, Marilyn Kluka continues her commitment to a healthy lifestyle almost one year later.

Marilyn lost more than 70 pounds since her weight-loss journey began with last year’s Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition.

The winner of this year’s competition will receive prizes, including a spot as the honorary Grand Marshall of America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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