Wow. Talk about drama, huh? I thought that was just part of my day job! Having now been through several seasons I am often reminded how important it is to put things in perspective. Bill, Julie, Neil (season 4), not to mention the emotion we saw from the boy s in blue in Season 5, all talked about how extraordinary this journey is. Being a part of the Biggest Loser is such an overwhelming experience.
It’s pretty tough on me, and I’m not there every day. And the contestants are living it 24/7. Remember those intense friendships you developed at summer camp when you were a kid? It’s like that only a lot more. Sometimes it’s tough to understand why they do the crazy things they do on the show, or why they take things so personally and get so emotional, but you gotta remember what they’re going through – and how much more crazy and brutal and intense it is than real life. And at the end of it all, weight loss is an emotional journey for most people. There is so much underneath the obvious reasons people are on the Biggest Loser campus, turning to Bob and Jill for help. I’m not here to justify anything or anyone, and if you know me at all, you know I’m not going to take sides, but I just thought it’d be appropriate to include some of the insight I’ve gotten into the world of reality competition shows since becoming part of the Biggest Loser family.
That being said: who else wanted to give Stacy a big hug!!! I can’t tell you how many members of the crew commented on how inspiring she is, and we love Ed, but to see Stacy get eliminated in week one, and do so well at home, and then come back to create one of the most high-octane challenges I’ve ever witnessed, well, that’s impressive. She is a rock star. Seriously, the step up challenge and the stair challenge from Season 4 are probably the 2 best challenges I’ve seen.
I can’t wait to see everyone at the Finale. Brady looks fantastic, and they still have like 6 weeks to get ready for the big day!! So, I can tell you now, the eliminated players are going to have some steep competition. It’s going to be awesome.