TODAY   |  January 11, 2011

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

The first contestant to be voted off the new season of “The Biggest Loser,” Ana Alvarado, says her time on the ranch was really intense, but maintains she is still doing workouts – at home – at her own pace.

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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