I feel so good! I feel like I can do anything.
So stated Helen Phillips last night, after she was crowned the seventh season winner of The Biggest Loser.
It's hard to blame the 48-year mother of two for such a reaction, as she dropped an astounding 140 pounds and 20 dress sizes during the competition. Wow. That's like shedding three Mischa Bartons from one's body!
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"I knew when I got home how hard I was working and how many hours I put into it," Phillips, who started the competition last fall at 257 pounds, said to Us Weekly after she won. "I never knew that I would take first place! I always thought maybe second, maybe third, but I did it. I took the whole thing!"
So, how will the Michigan native spend her $250,000 grand prize?
"At this point, I haven't given it a lot of thought. It really wasn’t about the money. Now it's a bonus for me - I get to live my happy life!"
One that's very well-deserved. Congraulations, Helen!