How cool was that, seeing everyone back??!!! Wasn’t it so amazing to see how well everyone has done at home. Curtis blew me away – 100lbs, in 10 weeks, after only being on campus for 2 weeks. Ali, I was so thrilled that she won a chance to come back to Campus. She obviously has succeeded at home (how HOT is she!!), and made such a huge change in her whole outlook, but it was so awesome that all that hard work paid off, and that she gets to come back and compete again.
Lynn told me that he didn’t go home right away ready to change his ways. That it was a struggle for him at first. And actually, it was seeing the season 4 finale that ended up making the difference for him. That when he saw all the successes of Phil, Jerry (they’re the same age), Neil, etc, he felt that he could do it too – and now he’s on his way! He is helping Jenny and they are making great progress.
And, of course, I was so torn – watching Bernie weigh-in again, I so wanted him back into the game. But I felt the exact same way about Mark. I adore them both. And at the same time, Curtis would have been fun to have back at the ranch since we didn’t get enough time with him, and he’s such a cool guy. I was rooting for them all. But, of course, am delighted to see Mark reunited with his blue team.
Roger had to tease me about my reaction to Curtis losing 100lbs. I don’t usually high-five people during at the weigh-ins! It’s not really on purpose, but I guess because I want to be fair, and make sure everyone knows I’m equally happy for them all, I try to keep my reactions to their #s on the scale contained. But when that number – 100 exactly – came up on the board, I was just so caught off guard that I was already high-fiving him and celebrating with everyone before I realized what was happening. So, at spin class the next day Roger and Jay had to do their impression of me cheering him on, and being so happy for him. I took their ribbing well, but reminded him I was just as happy for him – but Curtis didn’t have the advantage of being on campus when he lost all that weight – that is pretty spectacular, right?!
I heart Jillian.