Feb. 7, 2012 at 10:32 AM ET
When you're the mom of 13 and the grandmother of 55, you should be getting enough exercise running around after everyone that weight would never be an issue.
But that wasn't the case for Nancy Rajala, who was sent home last week from "The Biggest Loser," after "G-Ma," as she was called, tried to defend Adrian's behavior. She'd lost 21 lbs. on the ranch, starting out at 217 -- but when she sat down with TODAY's Natalie Morales, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie Tuesday she revealed she's now down by 45 lbs.
The show, she says, is about "ordinary people with ordinary lives trying to do the extraordinary, which is take time for yourself."
These days, as clips show, Rajala is making that time -- going sledding, swimming and just generally being more active. Finding that time for herself so she could take care of her body was key, she said.
"If you love yourself, you're going to give yourself time," she said. "I'm used to not giving myself a lot of time; I'm loving everybody else but not having the time for myself. But now I'm spending a lot more time for me."
Check out how the rest of the contestants are doing when "The Biggest Loser" airs tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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