Alive Again!: The Biggest Loser Contestant and Former NFL Quarterback Shares His Intriguing Journey by Scott MitchellScott Mitchell was a ticking time bomb. At age 46, the former record-setting NFL quarterback was bloated and worn-out, topping the scale at 366 pounds. As Scott saw his father die from obesity-related issues, he knew he was watching his own future. Then a divine accident happened. Scott became a contestant on the reality TV show The Biggest Loser: Glory Days and soon came to the stark realization he was emotionally dead inside. He felt like a dying caterpillar, ready to go into a cocoon. As the weeks went by on the show, Scott evaluated every aspect of his life. He saw how his athleticsuccess was mirrored by a challenging home life growing up, where all he had really wanted was a hug. Scott developed a simple game plan to change his life. For the first time, he began to love himself. He got to work and surrounded himself with a good team to keep him accountable. He finally was in control of his own destiny. The caterpillar had emerged from his cocoon as a majestic butterfly! As you follow Scotts odyssey of triumph, tragedy, and redemption, you too will see the power of moving beyond lifes obstacles and become Alive Again.
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This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story. Burgandy Keel is home now in Eagle Mountain. As the show airs, she is still working to lose even more weight, and she's inspiring a whole community to get moving and keep healthy. Keel's walking group meets at every morning, six days a week.
The extra weight has left him with frequent shortness of breath and difficulty moving around comfortably for everyday activities. Last April when I spoke to Jackson, he had lost another ten pounds, and was working out at the Clearfield Aquatics Center. You can also check out weight loss tips from interviews with Sarah , Deni and Justin. The last time I talked to Justin about two years ago he and his former friend and business partner Rulon Gardner had parted ways. The same day of my interview, Justin had signed the papers selling his share of their gym to Rulon.
Famous Mormons Makes You Think. The former NFL quarterback had been on similar playing fields countless times during his year professional football career. But this time, he was not throwing a winning pass in front of throngs of cheering fans. This time, he was being weighed on The Biggest Loser reality TV show in front of millions of viewers. Wearing nothing but a pair of shorts, the exposed and vulnerable Mitchell anxiously watched as the scale beeped and flashed until finally settling on a number. The six-foot six-inch former star athlete weighed pounds.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted. He is gay, lives in Utah and soon could become The Biggest Loser. Layton resident Jackson Carter will sweat it out on the reality TV show and weight-loss competition, which is set to kick off its newest season Sunday on NBC. Dubbed the "first openly gay contestant," the year-old Utahn auditioned for the show in Salt Lake City because he wanted to inspire others to be themselves, whether overweight or gay. He knows about both. At 21, he weighed pounds.