TODAY   |  February 11, 2013

‘Loser’ contestant: Injury put me at disadvantage

David Jones, the latest contestant to be eliminated from “The Biggest Loser,” talks about his time on the ranch, saying an injury that prevented him from running kept him from being a team player on the show and put him “a little on the outside.”

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>>> cut from the ranch from nbc's hit show ""the biggest loser." good morning.

>> good morning. how are you, sir?

>> i'm obviously doing great but you are doing wonderfully. when you were on the ranch you couldn't run. did you that put you at a disadvantage, do you think?

>> huge disadvantage. not just competitively but strategically. i didn't get to become as part of the team. when they were out doing stuff, building those relationships.

>> but it's not hurting your efforts. you lost 57 pounds on the ranch but now you're how many pounds --

>> i weigh every friday and only fridays. 96 pounds.

>> wow! originally at 307.

>> down to 211 as of friday.

>> on a goal to losing what?

>> i want to get around to the 175 mark, which is what my goal is.

>> you're a police officer . so being fit is really part of the job , too, right?

>> it's one of the things that really got me to get on the scale. i was a disastrous failed foot pursuit that made me decide that i've got to --

>> you have a daughter with special needs .

>> yeah.

>> you say losing all this weight has helped you take care of her. how so?

>> one of the things i realized especially when i got back was how much easier it was to lift her, put her in bed or her stroller or whatever. what happens 20, 30 years from now when she's still around? i've got to be physically fit. every parent of a special needs child.

>> good for you.

>> great, great job. keep it going.

>> that's right. biggest loser airs tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc. for my