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Eliminated 'Loser' reveals 123-pound loss

Ousted “Biggest Loser” contestant Bonnie Griffin had her ups and downs in the weight loss competition, from constant complaining to her farewell redemption, but in the end, it’s the results that really count. As Griffin revealed during a Tuesday morning appearance on TODAY, she’s found success.

“I started at 254 (pounds), and on ‘The Biggest Loser’ ranch, I lost 73,” she said. “Since last August, I’ve lost 123.”

That loss marks a life-changing gain for Griffin, who said she now feels “like a new woman” thanks to some basics she learned on the show

“My biggest thing was to combine the nutrition and the exercise,” Griffin explained. “I never exercised, probably since I was a teenager.”

Now she’s finding new ways to get that all-important exercise.

“I did a Buddy Walk,” the 63-year-old revealed. “I have a (13-year-old grandson with Down syndrome), and he’s awesome. … The Buddy Walk is all about awareness of Down syndrome.”

To see how Griffin's former fellow competitors are doing, tune in to "The Biggest Loser" Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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