Ali Vincent is back over 200 lbs. after losing 112 to win her season eight years ago

By Julie Mazziotta
Updated April 21, 2016 12:35 PM
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After losing 112 lbs. to win her season of The Biggest Loser eight years ago, Ali Vincent made a tough announcement, telling her fans on Facebook that she’s regained almost all of her weight, putting her back over 200 lbs.

“On April 16th I did one of the hardest things in my life I joined Weight Watchers and weighed in close to the weight I started at on The Biggest Loser,” Vincent writes. “I swore I would never be there again, be here again. I couldn’t imagine a day again that I would weigh over 200 pounds. I feel ashamed. I feel embarrassed. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like failure.”

“I remember wondering before if I was unhappy because I was heavy or heavy because I was unhappy, I realized it didn’t matter because both were true and I needed to do something about it.”

Vincent went public with her weight loss struggles in the hope that her followers will support her through the process – and they’re already helping. Vincent posted an update early Thursday morning, thanking them for getting her through the day on Wednesday when she got some tough news about her ongoing IVF treatments.

“Today we found out that our embryos that we thought, based on our Dr.’s opinion through testing were beautiful and on track with the highest of chances, were not,” Vincent writes. “I wanted to disappear, retreat, eat/stuff myself, sleep, not feel, anything but think about the possibility of not ever being able to be a mom.”

“I was spinning. After the news I looked at my phone and FB and you got me out of bed!”

Vincent was thrilled to find thousands of positive comments, and to her joy and amazement, not a single bad one.

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“I had prepared myself after posting that I weighed over 200lbs that there was going to be the haters that I usually experience,” she says. “I was ready, I had decided that if I was going to feel proud with no shame then I was going to own it. Surprise to me, I read all the messages, which I usually do, not one HATER!”