AFTER living his dreams and facing his fears on national television for the past three months, Carcoar favourite Graham Pilson’s Biggest Loser journey came to an end last night after he was eliminated from the reality weight-loss series.
A twist of fate saw the 36-year-old Rural Fire Service volunteer exit the competition after he made an incorrect guess in a super challenge competition.
Mr Pilson lost a staggering 64 kilograms during the competition.
He said while it was disappointing to leave the competition after making it to the final stages, the results he achieved made him proud.
“The Biggest Loser is what I needed to change my life - it has saved my life,” he said.
“I have found love in myself and I’m happy, I can now look at myself in the mirror and stand tall. I got fitter all the way through the series, got my mental strength right, trained with an Olympic coach and also Kurt Fearnley.
Mr Pilson tipped the scales at 209.3kg at the start of the competition, making him the second heaviest contestant.
After intensive training, rigorous challenges and sticking to a strict 1000-calorie-a-day diet he barely resembles his pre-competition self. However, despite his weight loss, there is still more work he wants to do.
“I’ve still got a goal to achieve, and a promise I made to my family and [trainer] Commando. I just can’t stop, I have to keep going and fulfil my dreams.”
While Mr Pilson’s was eliminated on television last night, his real time involvement in the series ended last month and he said life has been a lot different since returning home.
“I’m still training in Carcoar at the footy field, at the gym in Bathurst and I’ve also been doing walks around Mount Panorama,” he said.
“I get stopped by people telling me how much of an inspiration I’ve been and it’s astonishing, the amount of people that have come up to me to introduce themselves.”
Mr Pilson will weigh-in one last time when he appears on the Biggest Loser finale, which airs on May 7.