Raise your hand if you are sad that this season of The Biggest Loser is over. *both are up!*
I am happy to see them all doing so well, but man am I going to miss my weekly dose of Bob Harper...
So I'm not sure how this post is going to go. The show was a review of everyone and how they are doing now. This may feel a little choppy. But, before I start I want to send a note to The Biggest Loser people. I miss the hour of watching how the finalists did at home! We don't get that any more. It's great to see how everyone is doing, but I personally would like a little more time with the finalists. I mean they trot them out in the last ten minutes, declare a winner and then the show is over. Just sayin...
As they were panning the audience before Allison came out I saw a sign that I loved: Pain is Temporary Quitting is Forever!
And then Allison came out in this tight little black dress...that I want by the way. She reminded us that this was Jillian's first season back since she left to start a family. And then it was time to bring out all of the trainers. As hot as Ms. Allison looked, Jillian was rockin a hot little yellow dress, that I so wish I had the coloring to pull off.
They talked about how this season addressed the problem of Childhood Obesity. Bob said that he has wanted to do that since Season 1.
America's Vote: Jackson Vs. Joe
Wasting no time Allison announces that we will start the show with the results of America's Vote. She introduced Jackson first. He is 21 and the first openly gay contestant. When he walked out, well let me just say that I literally said out loud "WOW". We all know he was going to be cute, but darn he is just a walking adult cupie doll. He was proud to share that the youth group that he works with is now focusing on health and fitness. He is even going to be on the cover of a magazine. And then she brought out Joe. Joe was the first contestant to lose 100 lbs. And when he came out I believe my response was "DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN" Looking hot there Joe!
I think we all know that America fell in love with Jackson. I felt bad for Joe and I really did try to rally the troops for him, but I don't think anyone stood a chance against Jackson. Jackson is going to the Finals.
Then it was time to start bringing out the kids. As excited as I was to see all of the contestants, I was more excited to see the kids. First up: Lindsay. The recap on Lindsay is that when we first met her she had pre-diabetes. She loved gymnastics and cheerleading, but stopped trying out because of some bullying. One of the most touching moments of the season was when Lindsay stood up in front of her school and talked about bullying. Well our girl no longer has pre-diabetes. YEAH! And she came out on stage with the cheerleading squad. They did a cheer "Never Give Up. Never Give In. Fight to Win!" She looked so cute in her tiny little outfit. She has lost 47 lbs and can run a mile in 9.5 minutes. Her reaction to this experience: Hard work does pay off.
At Home Weigh-Ins
Okay so the first 3 contestants were called out to weigh in. Up first: Pam, Nate, and Alex. Pam Danced her way in to our hearts. She gets recognized and people ask for her dance and call her "Damn Girl!" Nate was one of Jillian's favorites. He found the support when he went home and his mom has even lost 70 lbs. Alex took a while to figure it out, but now she has the figure to show off. She realized that the key to change is confidence.
Time to step on the scale.
*Pam started the season at 237 lbs and now weighs 166 lbs for a total of 71 lbs. - 29.96% (she does the dance :-)
*Nate started the season at 359 lbs and now weighs 260 lbs for a total of 99 lbs. - 27.58%
*Alex started the season at 240 lbs and now weighs 156 lbs for a total of 84 lbs. - 35%
Alex is the new leader.
Next up: Francelina, TC, Mike, and Cate.
Francelina let the past hold her back. TC made a promise to his son that he would lose the weight after an accident. Mike feared that his new son would not know his father. Cate was tired of sitting on the sidelines while everyone else lived.
*Francelina started the season at 267 lbs and now weighs 172 lbs for a total of 95 lbs. 35.58%
*TC started the season at 376 lbs and now weighs 266 lbs for a total of 110 lbs. 29.26%
*Mike started the season at 444 lbs and now weights 308 lbs for a total of 136 lbs. 30.63%
*Cate started the season at 237 lbs and now weighs 173 lbs for a total of 64 lbs. 27%
Francelina is the new leader.
The next group is Lisa, David, Gina, and Joe.
Lisa's whole family is losing weight. Her husband lost 70 lbs and her mom lost 40 lbs. And she looks INCREDIBLE! She doesn't look like she could lose anymore. David...well for a man who had an injury most of his time on the ranch...I give him an A! He looks like a Police Officer again. Gina...Love her! She got into fights with contestants and trainers, but really was fighting herself. And well you know how I am crushing on Joe. He also had my favorite quote of the night. "There is a difference between being in shape and being healthy." AMEN!
Facing the Scale...and honestly at this point I was positive one of these four would knock off Francelina, but I truly had no idea who.
*Lisa started the season at 246 lbs and now weighs 138 lbs for a total of 108 lbs. 43.90%
*David started the season at 307 lbs and now weighs 205 lbs for a total of 102 lbs. 33.22%
*Gina started the season at 245 lbs and now weighs 132 lbs for a total of 113 lbs. 46.12%
*Joe started the season at 364 lbs and now weighs 217 lbs for a total of 147 lbs. 40.38%
Gina wins the At Home Prize.
Three people that participated in Challenge America were in the audience and with the trainers. My apologies, but I missed the name of the lady with Bob. She has lost 75 lbs and is competing in her first Half Marathon this Sunday...um and she got to stand right next to BOB FREAKIN HARPER! Jillian introduces Caterina who is 19. She has lost 50 lbs and uses Jillian as her motivation. She hears her talking to her all day. Dolvett introduces Jessica. She still has 50 lbs to lose, but she has already lost 100 lbs. She's so cute. She grabs his arms and says that she promised her friends that she would check out his biceps...YUM!
We are all on the edge of our seat to see Biingo. America fell head over heels for him. He was just a boy who loved baseball. He just wanted to be a normal kid at a normal weight that doesn't get made fun of. He used to spend 9 hours a day playing video games. Our hearts broke for him this season as he was nursing a foot injury. Well today he is just plum adorable. He comes out in a bow tie that cutie pie. Not only has he grown 2 inches, he has also lost 43 lbs. His parents have lost weight too. As a family they have lost 200 lbs. He recently tried out for a baseball team, the Maryland Cardinals. The coach comes out with a jersey and hat and tells him that he made the team. YEAH!
Jackson came out of the closet in 9th grade. He was teased mercilessly and turned to food for comfort. His first workout he passed out and he's been puking every workout since. Allison asked how he feels about his competition. He looks at the At-Home contestants and says "If they look like these guys, I'm in a world of hurt.
Jeff's catalyst for his weight gain was the loss of his father. Allison asks if he is proud of himself. For the first time in a long time he is. Bob is also very proud of him.
Danni says that her weight stole her confidence. She was tired of living 70%. She wants more. And DAMN she looked stunning. She is tiny and muscular. I was excited. She looked FIT. She wanted to give Jillian a hug, but Jillian wouldn't let her. She's been imagining this moment and she wants to be the first hug after Danni wins on the scale.
I loved the other two, but Sunny has had my heart all season long. She just wanted to look pretty in a prom dress. She did the toughest thing imaginable this season. She talked to her mom and told her that her mom's weight scares her. Not an easy thing to do. Sunny is now the queen of 5Ks. She came out in a pretty pink sparkly prom dress. She has lost 51 lbs and is down 4 dress sizes.
Remember when Jared came on to tell them that the winner will be in a commercial with him? Well he also said that America would vote on past contestants to be in the commercial also. The winner: Courtney Crozier from Season 11. I follow her on twitter and instagram...she is so loved this is not a surprise :-)
Last Weigh Ins of the Season
*Jackson started the season at 328 lbs and now weighs 190 lbs for a total of 138 lbs. 42.07%
*Jeff started the season at 388 lbs and now weighs 207 lbs for a total of 181 lbs. 46.65%
*Danni started the season at 258 lbs and now weighs 137 for a total of 121 lbs. 46.89%
Danni wins by 1 lb!
*There were no previews for next season...BAH! I NEED BOB!
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