Biggest Loser Week 1: "100 Pounds or More"

By WEEK Reporter
By Anna Yee

January 25, 2011 Updated Jan 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM CDT

Susie Cranford is back on the bikes. After losing 150 pounds since last year's Biggest Loser Challenge., she says she hopes to drop another 150 pounds.

Contestants are only required to work out twice a week, but Suzie hits the gym six times a week, sometimes twice a day.

"I work with my trainer Travis quite a bit outside of the competition also," said Cranford of the Biggest Loser's 'Indigo Team.' "We do a lot of boxing. We do a lot of running, bicycle, elliptical, treadmill."

The 26-year-old Peoria native hasn't stopped. Last winter, Susie ran two marathons.

Now that it's time to compete, she's taking on her toughest hurdle-- nutrition.

"Instead of having a calzone, I'll have a salad. And yeah, it hurts to see other people eating a calzone 'cause they're still good," said Cranford. "I still haven't lost that taste for a calzone, but I just worked out for two hours-- why am I going to go eat a calzone now?"

Suzie is a full-time nanny. From toys to treadmills--- she understands the meaning of having fun.

"You have to have fun, cause if you're not having fun, you're not going to want to come back to the gym and do it again"-- Again and again, until someone is crowned "Loser" in 10 weeks.

"I'd love to be the winner," said Cranford, "But, you know, if I'm not, I don't care. As long as I lose the weight, I don't care about winning."