Probably old news to those of you who watch The Biggest Loser, but one of the finalists is Joe Ostaszewski, who played on the D-line for Florida State from 1988-91.
A little before my football watching time, but I think it’s awesome that he’s on the show and that he’s taking such positive steps to get healthy.
Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden thinks so, too!
“Most athletes after they quit playing and performing do gain weight because they are used to eating what they want and they don’t burn the calories off like they used to,” he said in the article.
(And it’s not just athletes! Metabolism slows down as we age so it’s not uncommon for the pounds to creep on over time. Gotta keep moving!)
Ostaszewski has a twin brother, Henry, who is taking on his own weight loss challenge off-air, and together they created the “Wear Your Soul Foundation” to get kids moving outside without joining organized sports.
Really cool initiative — interesting choice for a former D-I college athlete — and I wouldn’t have known a thing about it had Ostaszewski not gone on The Biggest Loser. I know the show has its critics, but it’s certainly changing lives in more ways than one.
I don’t know much about the show or how the audience voting bit works but apparently you have until 9 a.m. this morning (Friday) to vote for the winner, and while I know every contestant on this show has a compelling story, it would be awesome if Ostaszewski was The Biggest Loser, so if you’re the voting type, go vote!
(Also, does anyone else find it more tempting to eat ice cream while watching The Biggest Loser than any other time? Must be that whole guilty “I shouldn’t be doing this…” temptation. Thank goodness I teach Zumba Monday nights now!)
(via Bowden impressed by former player’s effort on ‘Biggest Loser’ | Tallahassee Democrat | tallahassee.com)