Let’s catch up with The Biggest Loser, shall we? Last week, everybody’s least favorite contestant was told, much to everyone’s glee, that she was not, in fact, the Biggest Loser and her light went out. I was happy, of course, because Tracey was totally crazypants and scared me with the EYES. but, then again, she made for some really good tv.
I wonder, though, if maybe Tracey was played up for ratings? Because, I mean, they made her out to be someone who doesn’t exercise and spends all day scheming and giving people the stink eye.
but, look how she looked at the end of the show?
I mean, she must have been doing SOMETHING right, right?
And according to this TV Guide interview, Tracey seems kinda, well, kinda normal?
TVGuide.com: Do you think you played the game too hard?
Tracey Yukich: On
the show … Alison said, “Tracey, some of these choices you made at
the beginning have come back to bite you,” and I said, “We all have
regrets.” After I got home and really thought about what I said, I don’t
have regrets. From day one, I felt like things were out of control for
me because of me going to the hospital and not being there with
everyone else. I truly felt once I got home and really looked at the
situation, I did everything that I had to do to make sure I stayed
there as long as I could. I was one of 16 people that had this
opportunity out of 500,000 people all over the country. I tried out for
Biggest Loser three times, stood in line for 14 hours in the
pouring rain in Dallas, and I made it on the show. My golly, why
wouldn’t you give it everything that you possibly have to stay there?
This is my time to do it my way instead of always trying to please
everybody else [even] if it meant I had stand over a line, I had to eat
cupcakes, I had to choose teams. For once in my life, I pleased myself
and I don’t have any regrets over that.
TVGuide.com: Now that you’re home, do you speak to your fellow competitors?
Yukich: I have amazing, great relationships with all of the contestants on The Biggest Loser.
A lot of people think that I don’t, but I really do because what you
all see is what you see on TV but when people know me, when people know
who I am, they know where my heart is.
TVGuide.com: How have you been able to continue your weight-loss at home?
As a mom of four, I had to get very strict and concise about my
workouts and my schedule. I have kids that play sports, dance, we have
friends that want to come over and want to spend the night — we have a
very busy life. I really just had to make sure I wrote a schedule out
that worked for me and worked for my family. The hardest guilt thing
that I had coming home was I have a 2-year-old daughter that I stay at
home with. I knew that I had to find a gym that had a kids club and day
care so that she could go there and it was a good environment for her
[and] I could still get my workouts in.
TVGuide.com: What’s your workout schedule like?
I am up every day at 4 a.m. and I am out that door before anyone is
even awake in this house — even the dog is still asleep. I leave and go
to the gym and I get a great workout. Most of my extreme workout is
first thing in the morning. I come home by 7 and get the kids ready for
school and out the door and make breakfasts and lunches, clean up the
dishes, do some laundry and go back out again. It’s a daily routine and
I’m keeping up with it. I must say that my house isn’t as clean as it’s
been and I’m probably not the best homemaker right now but that’s OK
… Those dishes are going to be there when I get home, and that
laundry’s going to be there, and I don’t freak out over things like I
used to. As a stay-at-home mom a lot of us tend to freak out … But
now I don’t worry about those things as much because what matters most
is the time that I spend with my kids, the stories that I read to them,
the way that I’m keeping myself healthy and how I’m keeping my family
healthy. That’s what is really important.