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    What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    I always wondered what happened to Shay.

    The 7 Biggest Mistakes Shay Sorrells Made after Biggest Loser

    The 7 Deadly Sins that Caused Shay Sorrells’ Post-Biggest Loser Weight Gain


    Shay Sorrells, from Biggest Loser 8, and our former Biggest Loser Correspondent, reached out to today to share with DietsInReview.com that life since her finale in 2009 hasn’t been easy. She bravely opened up on her Tumblr page with what she’s calling the “7 Biggest Mistakes I Made after Loser.”

    She was one of the heaviest contestants in the show’s history, and one of the most inspiring with a loss of 225 pounds. Now, at the start of a new year, Shay finds herself moving forward with her weight loss journey once again.

    In her post she says “I have begun to refocus my direction. I am in therapy and finding my way again. While I am not as heavy as I was starting out on Loser, I am no where close to my finale weight at the culmination of my transformation.”

    She cites many factors for finding herself in this position, seven to be exact, and isn’t placing the blame anywhere but in her own hands. “I take full responsibility and attribute much of my ‘relapse’ to the seven biggest mistakes I have made post-Loser.”

    In speaking up, and especially those who are in a similar situation, Shay says “If I can help any of you out there from joining me here at the bottom of the slope then I have done my first good deed of 2012.”

    Where exactly did she go wrong? It’s never one thing, or one day, or one choice. It’s a lot of things that always add up. The “seven deadly sins of weight loss” that Shay calls out are summarized here.

    1. I stopped measuring. Measuring portions, with a scale or a measuring cup, is a fool-proof way to control how much you’re eating. That is, until you start relying on “eyeballing” measurements, which Shay found herself doing.

    2. I took a break. Someone close to Shay advised that she take a break after she left The Ranch to give her body a little time to recoup from the vigorous workouts. She did, and wound up regretting it. She says what she should have done, and what others should do, is to try something new, change the intensity, but don’t just stop. She’s working on getting her groove back.

    3. I stopped journaling my food. The practice of food journaling is key in so many weight loss journeys, and it was for Shay. She lost her BodyBugg account when Biggest Loser ended, and started relying on FitBook by Fitlosophy. She advises that people use whichever tool, be it a simple notebook or an iPhone app, that suits their needs best.

    4. I didn’t listen to my body. She stubbornly fought to run the NY Marathon, with a cash prize waiting for her from Subway, despite all medical advise to forgo the intense running. She ended up injured and set back from doing any workouts at all.

    5. I thought I would be OK on my own. She let go of the support network that inherently comes with being a part of the Biggest Loser family, and even turned away from family and friends. She thought she could do it on her own, but wound up learning that everyone, no matter how independent, needs those relationships to help them meet their goals.

    6. I started caring more about what others thought of me. Too wrapped up in what others thought of her, and a fear of letting family, friends, and fans down, Shay slipped from the spotlight. She turned down appearances, and even denied ever being on Biggest Loser.

    7. I stopped caring. Going on autopilot was one of the worst things Shay could do for herself.


    I wonder if the producers will ever do a season or separate show about all the folks who back slid and regained the weight. I know they have showcased Erik Chopin who won his season gained almost all his weight back but then lost most of it. Sadly we never heard about Ryan from season 1.
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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    A lot of us have wondered what happened to Shay and that marathon goal...thanks!!!!

    One I've always wondered about was what was for then a very large man (not compared to the last few seasons!!), a large black man, fairly young, named, I think Mo. A really cheerful nice guy.

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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    Mo lives here in Lousiville, KY. He came to my work for a speaking engagement and looked average. I haven't heard anything about him since then which was two years ago....I think...
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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    Wasn't Moe the father of the contestant. I can see him now...but cannot remember his name. He seemed lazy at times. It seems it was a season that the parents kept sacrifing themselves. Someone please help, I cannot find the answer.
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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    I just found an article from Sep11 about Coach Mo. He has kept the weight off and actually wants to loose about 45 more pounds.

    I'm not sure if his son was on the show. There was another guy where him and his son was on the show but it was another season. I don't think Season 8 was couples in the sense they knew each other.
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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    Quote Originally Posted by captain View Post
    Wasn't Moe the father of the contestant. I can see him now...but cannot remember his name. He seemed lazy at times. It seems it was a season that the parents kept sacrifing themselves. Someone please help, I cannot find the answer.
    Check this link: The Biggest Loser (U.S. TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Season 7, the one Helen won is, I think, is also the season of parents overly sacrifing.
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    Thank you I finally figured out who I was thinking of...it was Arthur Wornum from season 11. I am not sure that is who PWS was meaning.
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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    Quote Originally Posted by captain View Post
    Wasn't Moe the father of the contestant. I can see him now...but cannot remember his name. He seemed lazy at times. It seems it was a season that the parents kept sacrifing themselves. Someone please help, I cannot find the answer.
    Coach Mo was on Season 8 which was a singles season where they had partners. Coach Mo's partner was Tracy Yukich who collapsed with heat exhaustion on the first day and ended up spending most of the first week of the show in the hospital. Season 9 had a couple of parents sacrificing themselves for their kids including Maria, mother of Michael (the winner of that season) and Cheryl, who sacrificed herself for son, Daris. Season 11 was the worst example of this, in my opinion, with Ana, Deni, Jesse, Marci, and Moses all sacrificing themselves for their children. They even had parent meetings where they basically dictated the group norm of throwing yourselves on the sword for the sake of the kids. I remember the other parents putting a lot of pressure on Jesse to give himself up for Arthur and then Arthur was eliminated the very next week. Helen who won Season 7 was heavily criticized because she didn't sacrifice herself for her daughter, who clearly wanted to go home.

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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    Quote Originally Posted by MomAt40Pls View Post
    Coach Mo was on Season 8 which was a singles season where they had partners. Coach Mo's partner was Tracy Yukich who collapsed with heat exhaustion on the first day and ended up spending most of the first week of the show in the hospital. Season 9 had a couple of parents sacrificing themselves for their kids including Maria, mother of Michael (the winner of that season) and Cheryl, who sacrificed herself for son, Daris. Season 11 was the worst example of this, in my opinion, with Ana, Deni, Jesse, Marci, and Moses all sacrificing themselves for their children. They even had parent meetings where they basically dictated the group norm of throwing yourselves on the sword for the sake of the kids. I remember the other parents putting a lot of pressure on Jesse to give himself up for Arthur and then Arthur was eliminated the very next week. Helen who won Season 7 was heavily criticized because she didn't sacrifice herself for her daughter, who clearly wanted to go home.
    I know I lot of posters criticized Helen for not sacrificing herself but the reason she was on the show was to lose weight for herself and she had to get her daughter to come on as it was a couples season. Helen was in a place in her life where she was ready and willing to make big changes to her lifestyle but her child was not. I don't think there is anything wrong with the child helping the parent.
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    Re: What happened to Shay Sorrell from season 8

    I totally agree with you, especially since she spent much of the money that she won on her daughter who got surgery for the terrible problem of loose skin. She also had it herself which was also a good thing. I don't think the daughter would have been able to go all the way, but Helen was determined, and she spent the money on her family. Why is this a problem?

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