This week on The Biggest Loser executive assistant Pamela Geil was the latest to leave the ranch after being pushed hard by trainer Jillian Michaels.
Although Pamela Geil found herself in tough on The Biggest Loser as a member of the White Team with Michaels as her trainer, Pam rose to the challenge in the gym to make huge changes in her life.
Despite the quick losses of White Team members TC Pool and Nathan Montgomery, Pam continued her Biggest Loser journey at a disadvantage but managed to rebound in the gym to last two more weeks on the popular NBC series.
This week, however, Pam’s time at the ranch came to a surprising end.
Following her exit from The Biggest Loser, The Deadbolt caught up with Geil to learn more about her time with Jillian and how the show helped to change her life for the better.
THE DEADBOLT: Can you talk about the mental aspect of your journey and how hard it was to overcome why Jillian was pushing you so hard in the gym?
PAMELA GEIL: I think when you start on the show that you forget it’s more than just a weight loss journey, it’s an emotional journey as well. Because of the emotions, it’s how we get to where we are.
I don’t think I was ready for it. Obviously I’m glad for the process and I’m glad that I got to break through those walls because, as you see, I am doing this at home. I think at the time I didn’t understand why Jillian was pushing me so hard, but I’m grateful that she did.
I think that I’m much more successful today because I had her in my face, pushing me so hard and making make realize that I can do it. We don’t have a lot of time. So I think she needs to push that hard to get you where you need to be as quick as possible.
THE DEADBOLT: Can you help us understand who you were before The Biggest Loser as compared to who you are now?
PAM: Sure. I had lost my mom as of March of last year. It was the heaviest I’d ever been in my life and I was terribly depressed. I lost my mother and my best friend. I was just in a really sad place and just sort of going through the motions of life.
The show has really given me my life back. I almost begin to wonder whether I ever really lived before the show because I had never been an athlete and I had never challenged myself physically.
I’m amazed every day at how much further and further, and stronger, I get. This process absolutely saved my life.
THE DEADBOLT: So, no regrets?
PAM: No regrets. None whatsover!
THE DEADBOLT: Even with Jillian?
PAM: No regrets at all.
How did you feel about Pam leaving the ranch this week on The Biggest Loser?