From Jen Brown, TODAYshow.com producer I have a secret tradition on Tuesday nights: I skip the gym, turn on "The Biggest Loser" and eat really bad food, the kind that would get you three hours of pushing a giant tire up a hill while Jillian and Bob hold you back from behind. Mmmmm. In recent seasons, my Tuesday ritual has grown to include going through a significant amount of tissues. Now, I'm not a big crier, but parents afraid of dying from obesity and missing their children growing up? Young men and women who have never gone after their goals because they're too afraid of being teased? Put a sad soundtrack under those stories, and they get me every time! No story in the history of the show has been more tragic, however, than that of Abby, the contestant whose husband, 5-year-old daughter and 2-week-old son were all killed in a car accident. Week after week this season, I've spent my Tuesday evenings elbow-deep in salty Ben & Jerry's as Abby shares her tragic tale. After Abby was eliminated from the show last week, I was excited for her TODAY interview to see how she's been doing. In a personal essay for TODAYshow.com, she writes about choosing happiness when faced with the impossible and touched on those same issues in her interview with Al Roker. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I'm glad Abby's doing so well, and truly amazed by her ability to thrive after such an unthinkable loss. But I have to admit I'm not terribly upset she was kicked off the show. I could use an emotional break on Tuesday nights...at least until the finale.