POSTED: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 10:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The five remaining Losing It In Louisiana contestants weighed in to see if their hard work has paid off.
After almost two months since their last weigh-in, the contestants say they are ready. So one after one, they stepped on the scale to see where their hardwork has gotten them.
Lesa's the newest Losing It contestant and this was her first official weigh-in, but she said that what scale says isn't her main concern.
"It's more than just losing the weight though. It's eating healthy. My skin's kind of flaking off and somebody told me that I'm detoxing which is good," Lesa said. "I'm doing the resistance training, and doing cardio. My goal is I'm 47, so I want to be fit by 50."
They stepped up. The scale did not move much for some contestants, but trainer Jay said not to worry about that.
"Well I'm telling them, don't put so much emphasis in on the numbers. You know, whenever you do calculate body fat percentage some of that is actually muscle they might be putting on, but that's perfectly normal whenever you do resistance training," Jay said.
Contestant Michelle said she was pretty confident, even though the scale barely budged.
"My numbers aren't what I expected them to be, but I understand when you exercise you also put on muscle," Michelle said. "As long as I'm following my nutrition plan, and I'm getting a proper workout then I'll see even more results as time goes on."
"As long as we incorporate a healthy lifestyle, and then really focus on nutrition also as long as we're focusing on a healthy lifestyle," Jay said. "We're going to see the weight go down."
For Miya, she said she does not just feel good on the inside, but the outside as well.
"My outside is starting to match my inside, and I like that. Cause you know, how you view yourself internally and how you view yourself when you look in the mirror or when you look at the camera," Miya said. "It's like 'Who is that person? It's not me. Somebody's portraying me wrong.' However, now they're starting to match up and I like that part of it."
In total the contestants have lost nearly 67 pounds all together.
Here are their results:
Nicholas- Starting weight: 281 Current weight: 278 (-3 lbs)
Wendy- Starting weight: 278 Current weight: 266.5 (-12.5 lbs)
Miya- Starting weight: 314 Current weight: 285 (-29 lbs)
Lesa- Starting weight: 234 Current weight: 219.5 (-15.5 lbs)
Michelle- Starting weight: 193 Current weight: 186 (-7 lbs)