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Former Olympian is defeated on NBC's 'Biggest Loser'

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The contestants on 'The Biggest Loser' are no longer divided into teams, but rather 'singles,' each fighting to stay on the ranch just one more week. The two contestants with the lowest percentage of weight loss now risk falling below the dreaded yellow line and being eliminated. And this week that was 29-year-old Emily Joy, a teacher and former Olympic weightlifter from North Carolina, and 48-year-old Kim Stone, a mom and registered nurse from Missouri.

"I couldn't believe it; my heart just broke," Joy said. "I knew when I saw the 5 pop up [on the scale] that I was on my way home."

For two weeks, Joy has felt like she was at risk of going home.

"I was seen as a threat, I was told I was a threat and that's fine with me," she said. "I'm glad to go out that way."

Viewers have been able to see how this former athlete and Junior Olympian has doubted herself and her abilities. That self doubt has often sabotaged her own success on the ranch, but that all changed in Tuesday's episode when Joy got to play the role of weightlifting coach to her own trainer, Bob Harper.

"It was a complete blast. I loved it. I'm a teacher and it put me back in my teacher's shoes. He gets frustrated like I have and it gave me this confidence that was well deserved," she said. "We had a huge connection, and we often say 'Crazy loves crazy,' and that's what we do. "

Joy started 'The Biggest Loser' at 264 pounds. Before exiting the show, she slimmed down to 190 pounds. But what she weighs now is anyone's guess.

"I'm keeping my current weight loss a surprise for the finale," she said.

Joy is working out an average of six hours a day to reach her new goal of winning 'The Biggest Loser' at-home prize.

"I am working with a couple trainers and I've incorporated boxing and I have been swimming," she explained.

She is even sneaking in a shopping trip here and there too.

"Shopping is just so much more fun. The confidence I get putting on something that I couldn't before substitutes that desire to want food," she said.

To see which contestant will be eliminated next, tune into NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' Tuesday nights at 8 p.m.


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