Name: Michael Sandford
Age: 25 (9/02/1982)
From: Orange, NSW
Occupation: Trainee Accountant
Goals: To stop being a coward and grab his opportunities
Starting Weight: 175kg
Week 1: 167.1kg (LOSS: 7.9kg)
Week 2: 160.5kg (LOSS: 6.6kg)
Week 3: 156.7kg (LOSS: 3.8kg)
Week 4: 148.9kg (LOSS: 7.8kg)
Week 5: 142.6kg (LOSS: 6.3kg)
Used to play rep football. Has said that he wants to be a role model to his younger brother again and would like to get back into the football team to play with his brothers.
(from the official site)
Food: BBQ sausages and steak
Dessert: Caramel pie
Tv Show: Entourage
Movie: The Usual Suspects
Colour: Blue/Navy Blue
Place to travel: USA
Hobby: Rugby and reading
My reason(s) for applying for Biggest Loser are:
I’m tired of selling myself short. The main excuse I have for not reaching my goals and being the person I can be is because of my weight. And I’m appalled at myself for being in this situation.
I first realized I was overweight and needed help when:
After a visit to the doctor, I was labelled obese not just overweight- it has gotten so bad it’s now a medical condition (that label hurts more than any insult I have ever received.)
I hope to lose weight but gain:
Self respect and a healthy mental image. I cop out all the time and take the easy choice and hate myself for doing that!
The previous contestant I have found inspiring was (and why?)
Damien; he never let his size be an excuse.
The best part of being on Biggest Loser is:
A chance to prove to myself and others that I can and will do what it takes to better myself and my situation. At the moment, I feel like I’m on a runaway train that is taking the wrong route with no stops – now I will learn how to take control of that train and it will be stopping at self respect, motivation, better health and the last stop will be happiness!
I am preparing myself for this journey by:
Getting into a frame of mind that will allow me to be invulnerable. I have to put everything out there and be OK with it, all my fears and tears.
I think the most difficult part of being on Biggest Loser will be:
The physical and mental strain
My biggest weakness is:
Fear of failure- I’m so afraid of failure that it gets to a point that it’s easier to not try and not set goals.
Some bad habits I would like to get rid of are:
My horrible eating habits; never eat breakfast and am too quick to criticise.
The one thing I want Australia to know about me is that:
I have big heart and I want them to know I will try and won’t give up.
I think I will win the Biggest Loser because:
I’m determined; I’m not here to muck around and I’m a friendly person with a big heart.
One thing I have never done because I was overweight and will do once I lose the weight will be to:
Go for a run with my brother.