Joe Confronts Memories on the ‘Biggest Loser’

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week Seven’s theme–Tough Love– taught us what is truly means to love on the Biggest Loser Ranch.  The kids are an amazing addition to the Biggest Loser.  Seeing the world through their eyes reminds me that we all are truly “ONE”.  Over and over again I realize that, although different in some ways, we all are similar in …

New Report Shows the Savings in the Closing Doughtnut Hole

Good news everyone! There’s a new report that shows lots of people saving good cash on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act. The Health and Human Services department reports that seniors have saved around $5.7 billion since January of 2011. This is largely due to the closing of the doughnut hole. While everyone who qualifies saves money, it really benefited those with chronic conditions. HHS has projected that savings per Medicare beneficiary will be about $5,000 through the …

‘Lead by Example’ Gets Taken to the Heart by ‘Biggest Loser’s Joe

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. “Lead by example,” was the theme of the week and it resonated so clearly to me. I can remember like it was yesterday coach Bowden addressing the team before my senior season at Florida State University: “Men this is your TEAM, for you seniors this is it! In order for us to have a great year, you must …

Joe Breaks the 300 pound Wall on ‘Biggest Loser’

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 5 a lot of changes going on with my body & my mind. I made it to my first Goal under 300 pounds. YES I am 299lbs a “Biscuit shy of 300″.  It has been a long time so I had to celebrate with an old school dance, the cabbage patch. I know should have done the …

Joe Battles on in the ‘Biggest Loser’

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 4 Wow, did I really walk out of the gym?? Yes I did, being a former athlete can be both a gift and a curse especially on a weight loss show! Dolvett expects more out of me because he knows I have been in the trenches, and I know how to fight through pain! Some times it …

The ‘Biggest Loser’ with Joe Ostaszewski

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. I found my need for The Biggest Loser just a few years ago while sitting with my twin brother Henry waiting for our dad to recover from a triple bipass. My dad’s problem was caused by his weight and as we were sitting there, I looked over at my brother and said “You are huge!” He looked back …