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Ajay Rochester blogs about her weight loss journey on Channel Nine’s Excess Baggage

Down but definitely NOT out!

Okay so it is a brand new day and one of the many great lessons I have learned from Dr Tim on Excess Baggage is to not go down for the count but to fight on, getting stronger every day, and with each day there is an opportunity to succeed in more ways than just…

THIS JUST IN…….

GOTTA LAUGH…….I JUST GOT THIS FROM A FRIEND (AND YOU FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN) AND I JUST HAD TO SHARE IT:   Hi Babe Just wanted to send you a huge big hug and let you know that people out here love your show. Don’t let Channel 9 ruin…

Channel 9 Have some balls….(you’ve got NINE!)

Okay, I am currently stuck on the bottom end of Australia, Kangaroo Island, beautiful place but NO reception so we just found out that the ratings/channel say that we should move channels. Well, anyone who knows me, and who knows that I turned down $50,000 from Woman Day to say “I lied” about a certain…

How I “keep my cool” on the set of Excess Baggage

I really can’t explain how hot The Kimberly is. Your skin feels like it’s being ripped from the bones by the sun’s reach like some alien ray gun set to do more than stun. OUCH. The heat pulses from your head all the way to your toes and it doesn’t matter how much water you…

The games we play

Working on Loser we were always trying to keep everything secret from the contestants, hoping to catch that element of surprise (or horror) on camera the first and most natural and therefore realistic response to whatever torturous challenge we set for them. We were often surprised at how much they actually knew and it was not uncommon for them…

Blubberguts

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.”  If I had been a Spice Girl I would have been labeled Old Spice for sure. Never Posh, sometimes Scary but never ever Sporty. I don’t possess an athletic bone in…

What I like about Darryn Lyons

Okay, well for anyone who has been reading my blog or listening in on Twitter,  or those of you who may be about to embark on the television hit of the year Excess Baggage (okay mildly biased endorsement) on Channel Nine, you will know what I Do NOT like about Mr. Paparazzi. However it’s just…

The best revenge is success!

I stand up for everybody! Yep I will stand in front of a truck to save almost anyone. I have a long and detailed history of rescuing sick animals and injured human beings who have often gone on to wreak havoc in my life as a thank you but I like to think that my…

If you wouldn’t pull the trigger then don’t help load the gun.

Having lost my birth mother a very short year after meeting her I know just how precious and fleeting life and time can be. So I can never fathom why anyone with five minutes to themselves would use their time to be nasty and cruel to a fellow human being. I am inspired to write…

It’s time to cut the crap!

Okay so it’s a new year and I am very excited. Someone sent me this clip of Excess Baggage and I loved it. So funny! Having been a part of Biggest Loser for so many years and so frustrated at the tragically boring, often times rude and extremely repetitive scripts (that people actually think came…