Joe’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Finale

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of  “The Biggest Loser.” The FINALE … or is it? Just a few short months ago, 18 individuals, 15 adults and 3 youths, won the chance to compete on Season 14 of The Biggest Loser.  These 18 Winners were chosen from tens of thousands of applicants who each recognized their own serious health issue and elected to make a positive change.  Hopefully, most of these applicants became part of the “Challenge America” wave and are well on …

Joe Takes to Heart ‘Winning’ Theme on ‘Biggest Loser’ Finale

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 11 … “Winning”. Not a surprising theme given that this was the last show before the Finale of The Biggest Loser, season 14. Hard to believe that, just a few short months ago, we all arrived at the Ranch, hungry for a big change in our lives, a forever change. As a group and individually, we likely …

‘Biggest Loser’s Joe Faces Weight Loss Fears

The following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. They say, “The best way to deal with FEAR is to confront it” OMG! … SNAKES! … SHARKS!  Those are just TWO of the things I’M AFRAID OF!  Week 9′s theme, “Face Your Fears”, sounded like so much fun that I, instead, seriously considered getting a root canal without anesthetic, volunteering for an IRS Audit or cleaning the …

It’s All About Team Work for Joe 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. What a journey it’s been so far, both individually and collectively. Week 8′s theme of “working together” seemed simple enough, at first glance, but THAT’S before daily living tensions and unbridled egos propelled two fiery contestants down the Chaos Causeway. This week the group had to collectively lose 70 pounds to avoid sending someone home. A daunting task …

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 …

‘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 …