HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Emily Joy's run on the "The Biggest Loser" came to an abrupt end in March.
The Huntersville resident was eliminated after 11 weeks on the show. She lost a total of 90 pounds while competing on "The Biggest Loser." The 29-year-old teacher began the competition weighing 264 pounds and had high blood pressure.
NewsChannel 36's Ira Cronin caught up with Joy this week to talk about her new outlook on life and what it really was like to be on "The Biggest Loser."
"Watching it is surreal," Joy said of watching the show from home. "When I look at it, I see us getting our butts kicked. It's exactly how it is and even harder."
Joy has been home for a little over a month and has continued to stick with "The Biggest Loser" workout plan she has learned from the trainers on the show.
"We communicate here and there, and he keeps tabs on us," Joy said of trainer Bob Harper and their at home workout plans. "I definitely miss him yelling in my face and getting in my head."
She also has added a new repertoire to her workout plan -- boxing.
"I have two trainers that are all about boxing, and that's my new love," she said with a laugh.
Despite being away from the show, Joy is confident she knows who's going to win this season's competition.
"Kim [is going to win]," Joy said referring to Kim Nielson. "I think my girl Kim can win and I'm not wavering from that. She's too much of a competitor. She is going to do this and I'm going to take the at home [prize]."