What an amazing finish. Everyone looked so fantastic last night, didn’t they? I was really touched by Jerry’s journey, and how he’s regained his health. He was really affected by Dr. H’s words, and the truth is, it’s all due to his own hard work and commitment. It was also so moving to see how Coleen reacted to hearing the news about her dad. From day 1 on campus, she talked a lot about how concerned she was for him, and now look at them both – that’s what I love about this show!
I have to admit, I was pretty shocked by America voting over 83% for Ed. In retrospect, I get it, but I just didn’t realize it would be such a landslide. The fans certainly made their voices heard. Wow. And ultimately, that’s why I think America selecting the 3rd finalist is so interesting. So unpredictable. Interesting side note, if Heba had won the vote and been the 3rd finalist, she would have won the title and the grand prize. She had the highest % of weight loss of everyone this season.
I love Bob & Jill. they are so incredible, and so supportive of their peeps. I love how positive and inspiring they are every single day.
We were all in rehearsals for last night’s show all day on Monday and Tuesday. It was so fun spending time with the eliminated contestants. Amy & Shellay and Phil & Amy were so sweet about my belly. When they all last saw me, I had only just announced I was pregnant. Now, I’m only 4 weeks away. (eek!) I was just blown away by how incredible everyone looked – they all talked to me about their new lifestyles, and how they were going to maintain their new found bodies and more importantly, health. And it was fun to see all the previous contestants in the audience, so happy to be there instead of getting on that scale! :) And they all look great too! Bernie, Brittany, Dan, Jackie, Ali & Betty Sue from Season 5, and Hollie, Jim, Bill and Julie from Season 4 were all there. Like a high school reunion! Everyone was so happy to see each other, catch up on what they’ve all been up to. And again, they all are so hot! And I think it helps, for all of the current contestants to talk to them, hear their stories.
Michelle, Vicky and Ed all looked so fantastic. And wow – did Michelle bring down the house when she stepped on that scale or what? The audience was definitely in her corner. She’s been through so much, and as she said, when she stopped looking for excuses, and reasons to quit, she opened herself up to a new experience, change, and look where it got her! $250,000 richer, and the title of Biggest Loser!!! I can only imagine that when she started the show with her mom back in May, she never thought she’d end up the winner!
p.s. Sorry it took me so long to post, I was at Days, shooting 4 episodes this morning to accommodate my maternity leave. whew - I am so wiped out! :)