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Bette Sue, Ali's mom, lost 75 pounds while she was at The Biggest Loser ranch, but since she's been home, she says she's struggled. "When you have Bob and Jillian, you have no choice but to do good," she says. "It's hard. Honestly, I've gone like 5 pounds, 7 pounds up, and then I freak out and don't eat for a couple days."

At 53 years old, Bette Sue says there aren't many diets that she hasn't tried, but she still had a lot to learn from Bob and Jillian. "I know all about, intellectually, all this stuff. ... I thought I knew everything," she says. "But the truth is, I have to let go of what I thought I knew and let Jillian and Bob in. That was very hard."

Like many past contestants, Ali says she and her mom have to take it one day at a time. "I have to choose to go to the gym. Some days I wake up, and I'm ready to roar," she says. "Some days, I wake up, and it's everything I can do to get in the car and go to the gym and talk myself out of the locker room. But it is important because it does feel good, and finally, I feel beautiful."
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Published on October 30, 2008

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