Losing It In Louisiana: Elimination Episode One

Losing it in LA

POSTED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 11:24pm

 ‘Losing in Louisiana’ contestants James N., Carole, Rebekah,  James H., Anita and Kris began their weight loss journey at a combined weight of 1,404 pounds. 

After month of pushing themselves to the limit the contestants lost a combined total of 57 pounds. 

‘Losing it in Louisiana’ is a competition not just about weight loss but about living a healthier life style.

Contestants compete each month to stay in the competition and to keep their personal trainer.   But what you see on the scale may not be enough to save you.

Green team contestant James Henry  came in at 258 pounds weighed in at  235 pounds that’s minus 23 pounds.

“You don’t really know the number and then you see it,” said Henry, “And, it’s shocking to think about 10 percent of your weight in a month. “

Anita Katzman with the yellow team’s dropped from 219 pounds to 209 pounds.  “It wasn't coming off very quickly,” said Katzman. “I wasn't expecting 10 pounds."

The pink teams Rebekah Worrell is down to 144 pounds. "It's been awesome a lot of hard work and dedication,” said Worrell. “But I've been enjoying it."

Carole Walker with the blue team gained five pounds.   Walker said, "I feel better. I can definitely last longer than I did the first day."

The Orange team’s James Newman started at 256 pounds.  Now he’s six pounds lighter at 250 pounds. 

“I have noticed a lot of fat burned off ,” said Newman. “My clothes fit a lot better, and I feel a lot better overall.”

Representing the red team I lost a grand total of 20 pounds putting me at 216 pounds.

 The only way to stay safe in this competition is to win the social media vote. We asked NBC33 viewers to go on our Facebook page and pick your favorite contestant.

This month’s social media winner is James Newman. He has immunity for this elimination.

 After the social media votes were counted, A secret panel of judges from bally total fitness looked at contestants overall weight loss, food journals,  blog post, and trainer reviews.  Here is there decision for the first person who will lose their trainer.

 Carol Walker.  Now Walker must continue her weight loss program without the help of her personal trainer Greg.

“He’s a great person,” said Walker.  “He helped me with my diet what’s good what’s not good. It’s really been helpful overall. So, I really appreciate him. I’ll still carry on everything he taught me.”

 She’ll still get to workout at Bally Total Fitness, and participate in some of the group activities. 

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