Abby

<b>Abby Rike, 34, a teacher from Texas</b><br>
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Everyone who comes to "The Biggest Loser" ranch has a story to tell. But none matches Abby's. In October 2006, her husband, daughter and newborn son were killed in a car accident. Since then, she says, "I've been surviving. Not living, but surviving."<br>
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At times, she lapses into speaking about her husband and children in the present tense, and has to catch herself. She says she turned to food to help her deal with the pain, and at 5 feet 4 inches currently weights 242 pounds. No spoilers here, but Abby's weigh-in during the first elimination will go down in "Biggest Loser" history.<br>
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<b>How she knows this is it:</b> "I think I have what it takes to start living my life again."
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Abby Rike, 34, a teacher from Texas

Everyone who comes to "The Biggest Loser" ranch has a story to tell. But none matches Abby's. In October 2006, her husband, daughter and newborn son were killed in a car accident. Since then, she says, "I've been surviving. Not living, but surviving."

At times, she lapses into speaking about her husband and children in the present tense, and has to catch herself. She says she turned to food to help her deal with the pain, and at 5 feet 4 inches currently weights 242 pounds. No spoilers here, but Abby's weigh-in during the first elimination will go down in "Biggest Loser" history.

How she knows this is it: "I think I have what it takes to start living my life again."

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