Weren’t those fieldtrips cool? I loved Bob’s team out there doing that crazy Cirque Du Soleil stuff, and learning self-defense. And Coleen making that huge break through, dealing with her fear of heights. It’s so incredible to see how much they’ve changed. Especially when they talked to Dr. H. In 6 weeks, the flashbacks help you remember what they looked like on Day 1… how much they’ve changed their bodies in 6 short weeks. And, not just on the outside – Dr H had such amazing news for all of them. It was obviously so encouraging for Heba, Michelle, for Phil & Amy, for everyone to know that all their hard work was paying off on the inside too.
That challenge was quite a blow-out, huh? Not at all how I expected it to go. And I thought the prize was pretty awesome. It was great watching the look on Coleen’s face, seeing her dad, seeing her boyfriend. Getting to talk with them. And you could see how it invigorated Michelle, seeing her dad obviously had a big positive impact on her mentally, and helped motivate her – can you believe her success on the scale this week?
So many great one-liners from last night. And Vicky and Heba were on fire, right? It’s one of the weirdest parts about my job. I’m not there for all the game-playing strategy stuff that goes on in the bedrooms at night, so I totally related to Bob’s reaction to Brady’s 3 lb loss. And it’s always hard for me to say good bye to everyone on campus. In the elimination room, it’s always tough for everyone to cast their vote, and I know they each have a different way of playing their game. I feel it’s my place to be as completely neutral as possible, just a cheerleader and supporter of every player. But I often wonder how the players feel watching the show at home later, are they happy with how they played the game? Do you all of a sudden see a different decision they could have made that would have spun the game in a completely different direction? It must be such a surreal experience.
Speaking of watching yourself on tv, though – Ben had the biggest smile on his face watching himself in the ‘host tip’ we did for Halloween.
He was so psyched about his red/yellow (“It’s like a fire, mommy!”) faux-hawk. It was so cute to see him up there. We got so many emails and texts from my friends. I loved sharing that with him.