I was diagnosed with SEVERE sleep apnea when I was going through the extensive medical testing when I was in the final stages of being considered with my daughter Jennifer as contestants for NBC’s Biggest Loser, Season 11.
I had no clue that I had it, and I also found out through the testing that they believed my apnea was causing a near fatal heart arrhythmia that occurred during a stress test.
The good news, no the great news!
I made it on the show with my daughter. While I was there I was 100% compliant using my CPAP on the Ranch. My metabolism got a great boost from being compliant, I lost 181lbs on the show, and I even made it all the “weigh” to the coveted Final 4.
Now almost 5 years post Biggest Loser, I had another sleep test to find out that I still have sleep apnea, I still use my CPAP, and I’ve been able to keep the weight off within a 20lb wiggle room of fluctuating back and forth…