The new season, which kicked off last week, features 20 former athletes trying to lose a massive amount of weight to gain back their lives. For Mitchell, a 12-year veteran of the NFL, the future seems grim with diabetes staring him in the face and a horrific history of his own father's death and an amputation resulting from the disease.
When talking about the season's contestants and the fall from their glory days, new trainer Jessie Pavelka told TVGuide.com,"[They're] used to being this person who's weaning a Super Bowl ring or wearing a gold medal, but they haven't done that in a long time. The game ended and there was a grieving process they didn't handle properly. So yeah there are high expectations for themselves because it's like, well if I'm not on the mound or winning a gold medal, it isn't worth it. We have to let them know this is the game of life and it is worth it. This is much greater than the Super Bowl ring."
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The Biggest Loser: Glory Days airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on NBC.