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FREE STUFF! Plus, Interview With Marty From The Biggest Loser

The folks over at Wrigley's asked me to interview Marty from the Biggest Loser, Season Three, and I love that show so I jumped at the opportunity.

In return for getting a few great tips from Marty, I get to give 10 Walk and Chew Gum Sets (gum, a water bottle, a pedometer and a Biggest Loser DVD) away free to you guys. To be eligible, just leave a comment below - no duplicates please. I'll randomly select 10 winners on September 26th, 2007 at 5:00 pm PST. You do need to be a TeamSugar member to comment. So if you're not already a member, just register here for an account and to join in all the fun on the Sugar Sites!

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Now, to see my little chat with Marty, including how he went from loving BBQ ribs to lettuce wraps, just

Fit: What is your new favorite exercise and new favorite meal?
Marty: I really don't have any sort of favorite exercise, I just like moving in general now! Some of my favorite things to do to get in my cardio are: Stair stepper, I do it usually for 20 minutes and it is intense. Spin Classes, they are a great way to get your mind off the workout and feel good about yourself. Tennis, I enjoy getting competitive and playing tennis with AMY! I usually win! My favorite healthy meal now is chicken lettuce wraps!! mmmmmmm.

Fit: What was the hardest food for you to give up and is there a healthier alternative you've replaced it with?
Marty: I was a BBQ rib and baked potato kind of guy. I liked a full rack of ribs and the potato loaded with cheese, sour cream and bacon bits. I do not really have a healthy alternative for the ribs now a days, I just limit how often I eat them (maybe once a month), but the potato I have substituted for a sweet potato. If you are out to eat and want to make a healthier choice, get a sweet potato and ask for no butter and cinnamon on the side. I sprinkle the cinnamon on it and open a sugar substitute packet and put it on the potato for a sweet cinnamon treat! That has been a change for the better!

Fit: What was the one thing that kept you grounded during the show and why?
Marty: I really tried to focus on what I was learning and make the most of the opportunity! I knew I could go home at any time, so I focused on changing myself rather than "playing a game."

Fit: What were (are) your biggest weight loss obstacles now that you've been dieting on your own?
Marty: Maintenance is difficult, because you realize the battle is not over and there is no finish line. The largest obstacle is getting back on track after a cheat day. I schedule my time at the gym in the morning the day after, and make sure I go. I always feel better after a workout and get re-energized and focused on my goals. That is why I decided to become a personal trainer and start a company (, so I can help others overcome obstacles and be the accountability they need.

Fit: What happens when the cameras stop rolling?
Mary: The same as the camera shows! Working out, and eating! There was never much time to do anything else.

Fit: What's your advice for anyone reading this that is trying to lose weight?
Marty: Don't wait for the Biggest Loser to come along to start changing your life. Start today by taking small steps and making small changes every day. One thing that can make a difference is to log onto and sign up for Wrigley's Walk and Chew Gum Challenge. Everyone needs a support system, and this is a good way to get motivated and work toward a meaningful goal with others! Wrigley's Walk and Chew Gum Challenge is a great program that challenges Americans to collectively cut 10 million calories and walk 100,000 miles. While it sounds like a hefty goal, it's about making two small changes to your daily routine over the next 100 days - walk more steps each day and cut calories from your diet by chewing Extra sugar-free gum instead of eating a high-calorie snack.


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MonkiChriz MonkiChriz 9 years
i want i want!
superdumb superdumb 9 years
sign me up
catstod catstod 9 years
I would love it!!!
familychic familychic 9 years
I love this show.. so inspirational.. Please PICK ME.. :)
SwtLikeCandi1 SwtLikeCandi1 9 years
chrissytrendy123 chrissytrendy123 9 years
I want this!
rysher rysher 9 years
entering last minute!
sammyof2 sammyof2 9 years
me please
Ashfilm17 Ashfilm17 9 years
I really wanted to be on the show and even considered audtioning for the "couple" season. Then I got lazy and didn't do it. How's that for irony?
michlny michlny 9 years
I could really use a non-plastic water bottle!
Pirate33 Pirate33 9 years
cassedy04 cassedy04 9 years
ohh fun.
I love the Biggest Loser! I cry every time they weigh in... Marty was such an inspirational story!
RebeccaAdele RebeccaAdele 9 years
I would love to win this! It's my birthday and I'm away from home, so this would be a nice present!
bbeccue bbeccue 9 years
he looks AMAZING what an inspiration!
t_monstah t_monstah 9 years
tigra tigra 9 years
way to go marty!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
what an inspriation!!
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 9 years
I love The Biggest Loser!
nslods nslods 9 years
I love walking, chewing gum, and drinking water, so this prize is perfect for me!
loux2 loux2 9 years
mm gum and walking (can i run?)
melda melda 9 years
i like this show
jewelsqtpi jewelsqtpi 9 years
Marty is my favorite contestant on my favorite show! pick me!!
Clarishi Clarishi 9 years
I´d love to become a biggest loser! Please pick me!
tooq2love tooq2love 9 years
i can walk and chew gum....hope i win!
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