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"Survivor" Experience Leaves Johnson 18 Pounds Lighter

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    In this publicity image released by CBS, Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson is shown on the shores of San Juan Del Sir in Nicaragua. Johnson is one of the 20 castaways set to compete in "Survivor: Nicaragua" premiering on Sept. 15, 2010 on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton) ** NO SALES, NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY, ARCHIVE OUT ** Original Filename: Survivor_Jimmy_Johnson_NYET120.jpg

    Former Cowboys’ head coach Jimmy Johnson, who was eliminated from CBS’s “Survivor” on Wednesday night’s episode, said recently that he was glad he participated on the show, but that the experience as a whole was the most stressful he’s had--and that includes being an NFL coach. Still, between the food- and sleep-deprivation, it wasn’t all bad. By the end of his run, Jimmy was down to a trim, if not slightly emaciated-looking 180-pounds, about 18 pounds less than his weight at the outset of the show.

    "I liked the part that I was 180 pounds," Johnson said Thursday, per the Dallas Morning News. "I hadn't seen that look in about 50 years."

    Johnson admitted that there was some disappointment when he was eliminated from the show, but that it was accompanied by a strong sense of relief--understandable enough, considering the living-conditions. Further, if he regains those 18 pounds, Johnson won’t likely resort to means so drastic as a harrowing reality show to shed them once more.

    "If I get back to 200 pounds, I'm not going back on 'Survivor' to lose it. ...I'm going to find some other way.

    "Once was enough for me."

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