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Video: ‘Loser’: I wasn’t on the ranch long enough

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    >>> the new season of the biggest loser couples -- the first contestant to be voted off. anna, good morning. you're voted off but you have made some big improvements in your life. how much did you lose?

    >> i have lost 55 pounds in the last 3 1/2 months.

    >> but you've lost --

    >> i have lost 55 pounds total. i still have more to go. so i still have until the finale. this is a lifestyle change, this is going to be life beyond the finale.

    >> how was it to be the first one off?

    >> it was very difficult. i felt like i didn't learn enough. and the group of people i was with were wonderful. it felt like a family. we were all helping and supporting each over. but i felt like i wasn't there long enough but what was hardest for me is that i fell like i let my daughter down. i have arthritis and i really was working through the pain and the workouts are incredible. bob and jillian are fabulous.

    >> i hear you had an incident on the treadmill.

    >> after a couple of hours, my body just -- i blanked out. but it was a great experience. it's motivated me to go out and work at my own pace and at home and --

    >> just trying to keep going.

    >> eating healthy, measuring foods. there's really no secrets. it's just making changes.

    >> and choices in life.

    >> by the way, the biggest loser airs tonight here at 8:00, 7:00 central here on

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updated 1/13/2011 9:39:52 AM ET 2011-01-13T14:39:52

Losing nine pounds in just one week wasn’t enough to keep Ana Alvarado in the competition on “The Biggest Loser: Couples.” Outside of the weight-loss challenge, a drop like that would be considered a huge accomplishment, but alongside competitors with week 1 losses as high as 41 pounds, Alvarado’s smaller success meant an early exit for her and no more in-game partner for her daughter.

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“It was very difficult (being the first one voted off),” the 50-year-old confessed during an interview Tuesday on TODAY. “I felt like I didn’t learn enough. The group of people I was with were wonderful. It felt like a family. We were all helping and supporting each other, but I felt like I wasn’t there long enough. But I think what was hardest for me was feeling like I let my daughter down.”

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At least Alvarado’s daughter and former orange team partner, Irene, remains in the game for now. As for the mother’s short stay on the ranch, evidently she learned more than she thought she did. She’s now lost a total of 55 pounds.

“It was a great experience,” the eliminated contestant explained. “It’s motivated me to go out and work at my own pace and at home — just to keep going, eating healthy, measuring food. It’s really no secret. It’s just making changes.”

Alvarado’s daughter and the 20 other players still in the game face the scales again Tuesday night as the second week of the “Couples” competition airs on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

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