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Michael Dorsey says he turned to The Biggest Loser because he was tired of committing a slow "suicide." "I don't understand why I was so willing to sacrifice my life when it was something I could fix," Dorsey told reporters of weighing 444 lbs. when he began the show. "I realized that my headspace wasn't right." On the ranch, Dorsey, 34, was able to make the mental shift necessary to begin losing weight and became a frontrunner for the title of The Biggest Loser - a circumstance he feels ultimately led to being voted out by his housemates, including roommate and alliance member Jeff Nichols. »

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